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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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Primulas, Early April, 2015

Pictures from the first half of the month. It’s an early spring. No Primulas in bloom — but any day now. (These three basement plants don’t count.) I am marking the farinose-leaved border auriculas for crossing. By the time the … Continue reading

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Basement Dwellers

I brought some Primulas, and a few other plants, indoors in early November. Some were in bloom or in bud; some didn’t look winter-hardy; some could have stayed out had I got around to planting them in time. Now they … Continue reading

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