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 Jul 2014
My Showy Lady's Slipper orchid is still blooming in a shady part of the garden. Also found a D. maculata orchid blooming in the local forest. It's nice to see a few of these wild orchids still around.