Category Archives: spring flowers

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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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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Snowdrop Census, 2015

  As is tradition here, we start the season by looking at the size of the Snowdrop population. After a relatively mild and short winter, there are nine flowers this spring. The colony, now five years old, continues to increase … 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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