Previously I lived in Sweden for nearly 20 years and my quest there was to hybridize auriculas to produce ever better plants suitable for the harsh Swedish climate. Whilst living there I also created and run Sweden’s Auricula Club. I've now returned to England to continue growing auriculas together with my daughter-in-law, Iris. Iris is also an enthusiastic & skilful Iris grower; many of her wonderful Irises can be seen on this blog.
19 Sep 2012
I’ve put my Mothers to bed!
Mothers in the greenhouse.
Most of my mother plants (auriculas) have now
been placed on the floor of the unheated greenhouse. They will remain there
until next spring; I will check them occasionally to see that they are well ventilated
and dry. At this time of year I keep them just barely moist. The other mother
plants and divisions are kept in my 10 cold frames; againI will keep an eye on them so that they too
are well ventilated and kept quite dry.
The winter temperatures of down to minus 27°c
are no problem as long as they are kept dry.
One of the cold frames with both mothers & divisions.