16 Apr 2013

Apologies, I will not be at Din Trädgård

Stella, border auricula, blooming on the 26th March
I would like to apologise that I will not be exhibiting my auriculas at Din Trädgård, Garden Show in Örebro this coming weekend. This is due to an unexpected illness.

9 Apr 2013

Auriculas creeping out of the snow

Some of my auriculas which are growing in open borders are now showing themselves, the daytime sun is slowly melting the snow.  This winter just won’t let go, we still have minus 7° to 8° at night, the auriculas in the greenhouse and cold frames are still dormant and show no signs of growth yet.
Osbourne Green

Minley & Arundell

5 Apr 2013

Roe Deer, sweet, but unwanted in the garden

Two young Roe Deer came to visit our rock garden today, they are very sweet to look at, but I do object to them eating the first signs of green growth in the garden.