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Auriculas of 2015, part 3

2016’s auriculas are already almost finished — lots of good pictures to come … eventually. First, a final few from last year.   A very striking red border auricula from Barnhaven seed.   This flower opens pale yellow and takes … Continue reading

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Auriculas of 2015, part 2

    This new seedling is from seed out of Arundel Stripe. The colour is dull and weak (“horse flesh” again?) and the paste (white ring) is thin and spotty, a sprinkling rather than a thick layer. Yet there may … Continue reading

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Auriculas of 2015, part 1

Pictures in order of bloom time, beginning in early May. (Click to enlarge.) The first auricula to bloom was this potted seedling which had over-wintered in the cold frame. The seed came from the light blue border auricula ‘Chehalis Blue.’ … Continue reading

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Primula marginata, spring, 2015

  ‘Herb Dickson’ was my first Primula marginata. It has appeared on the blog several times. A great plant, it blooms early and spends the summer bulking up and spreading out so that it can return with twice as many … Continue reading

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Primula elatior, April/May 2015

I am late posting pictures this year. I am going to put them up by species/variety, in more or less chronological order, from April to September. My six Primula elatior are from one packet of seeds, meant to be subspecies … Continue reading

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