Category Archives: alpines

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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Rise of the Cyclamen

I started growing hardy Cyclamen in 2010, with a plant of C hederifolium from Beaver Creek and seeds of C hederifolium and C coum from a specialist grower in the UK. The plant is indoors for the winter now, along … Continue reading

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Primulas in Early June (2014)

Primulas flowering in the first half of the month. I may write more about them in the winter when I have time.   The auriculas started later and carried on longer than usual, thanks to the cool, slow spring. These … Continue reading

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Primulas in May (2014)

A rainy day, time to post the past month’s pictures. (I’ll come back later and write some captions.) Dodecatheon pulchellum (or Primula pauciflora, if you like) in a corner of the alpine pan, in bud and, not long after, in … Continue reading

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