are good garden plants and they can also be grown as pot plants.
To this day, each time I smell an auricula
I am eight years old again, in my grandad''s garden.
Finally the single white bell of the campanula flower appears to the right of the auriculas
, meaning gratitude and constancy.
To a close friend of mine and fellow auricula
grower, Malcolm Guest, 1995 was not a happy year.
The Primula and Auricula
Society will be holding their first flower show of the year at the Arden School in Knowle.
Because of television coverage, creating a display - whether it be a collection of auriculas
, native indigenous species gathered by the staff and volunteers of Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens in Cape Town or ego-driven designers jousting with each other in semi-detached plots down Main Avenue - it's become aspirational to show, and to show off.
30pm and guest speaker will be David Tarver who will be giving a talk on auriculas
In recent years the auriculas
have come back into popularity as many new and rediscovered hybrids have begun to circulate around plant sales and specialist nurseries - they are not all guaranteed to be hardy in our climate and may need cool, alpine house conditions but are worthy of a place - the Victorians made special displays in auricula
cases that provided overhead protection from rain and wind but were open-fronted for viewing - you may see these occasionally in restored older gardens - the National Trust property at Caulke Abbey has a fine example.
The event features exhibits from a range of societies spanning daffodils, auriculas
, tulips, bonsai, amaryllis, primulas, hyacinth and alpines.
Plant sale of named auriculas
and and primulas, refreshments available, Arden School, Station Road, Knowle, Solihull, (B4101), open to public 2pm-4.
Beryl Collins of Whitchurch has written to me with a question regarding Auriculas
- one of my favourite plants and so I am delighted to be able to help her.
In the flowerbed beside it there was always daphne mezereum, surrounded by clumps of auriculas