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.
3 Oct 2012
'Blue Princess' ready for Xmas.
Blue Princess Ilex x meserveae
The Blue hollies in the garden have produced a good number of berries on the female plants. I have one male 'Blue Prince' & two females' Blue Princess' (Ilex x meserveae). The normal holly Ilex x acquifolium does not survive here; ivy also does not survive in this cold climate so it will be just holly this christmas.