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.
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.