Friday, August 29, 2014

Auriculas growing in the world’s most northerly botanic garden, Tromsø, Norway


Ylva has very kindly sent these pictures of auriculas growing in Tromsø Arctic/Alpine Botanic Garden, the world’s most northerly botanic garden. It’s nice to see auriculas growing so far north in open borders. Thank you Ylva, for sending in your very nice pictures. For more information on the garden see the following two links.          Wikipedia


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Little Rosette, blooming today

One of the Little Rosette offsets that I planted up early this year has already decided to bloom. This is a very reliable easy to grow double auricula.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An offset from 'Maggans' auricula 'Exhibition Mix'


When Maggan visited me at Hallagården in June she very kindly offered me to take an offset from one of her auriculas labelled 'Exhibition Mix'. I managed to remove a small offset which as you can see from the above picture is now well rooted and doing well; I look forward to seeing it bloom next year. The blooms are a nice deep red colour; the plant itself is also quite large with a good farina.

Monday, August 11, 2014

News letter No. 19, Neem Cake & Seed collection

GUNNEL, a yellow self
News letter No.19 has been emailed to all members, please let me know if you have not received it.
In this months news letter I give details of my experiment with Neem Cake & collecting auricula seeds. /Ray

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Asbeau, still blooming

Asbeau is still blooming this late in the year, it is one of the few that I have that blooms almost all summer.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Auricula Postcard & Mug

My son and daughter-in-law sent me this very nice auricula mug from England, the coffee tastes so much better from a mug with the right decoration.

I've also just purchased this this postcard of wild auriculas.