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.
7 Oct 2012
Minley; another touch of autumn red
Minley blooming in pot
Minley is an easy to grow hardy auricula; I have
several that grow in my outside auricula borders all year round. The only problem with growing them in borders is that the blooms can be spoiled by heavy rain removing the paste from the centre of the bloom.