13 Jan 2013
Osbourne Green exposed in the snow.
I have several Osbourne Green auriculas planted out both in pots and in the garden borders. A recent warm spell of plus 2°C melted some of the snow and has exposed some of them; the temperature is back to minus 6°C today.
The coldest we have had so far this winter has been minus 21°C, but this is not too much of a problem for this hardy border. The important thing is that the pots are well drained so that they do not hold water when the snow melts.
You can read more about Border auriculas and winter care of auriculas on Sweden’s Auricula Club.
There is still a small hole in the ice on the top pond where I have a small heater; the birds take advantage of this to take a drink of water.