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.
1 Oct 2012
division of BRITT-MARIE, one of my own border crosses, has bloomed today.
A Merlin (double stripe) division has also bloomed, but you can
see the difference between a spring blooming & an autumn blooming, I very often remove these weaker autumn blooms so the plant keeps its strength for