Previously I lived in Sweden for nearly 20 years and my quest there was to hybridize auriculas to produce ever better plants suitable for the harsh Swedish climate. Whilst living there I also created and run Sweden’s Auricula Club. I've now returned to England to continue growing auriculas together with my daughter-in-law, Iris. Iris is also an enthusiastic & skilful Iris grower; many of her wonderful Irises can be seen on this blog.
MARGARETA is one of my own crosses which I’m
quite pleased with, she produces a good truss on a stout stem. In this picture
she is blooming again after recently being divided; if all goes well there will
be a few offsets available for sale in spring 2013.
Many of my auriculas bloom again after being
divided, as can be seen by the following pictures. /Ray
Asbeau is an auricula I obtained from France; it
has done extremely well here in Sweden. It is one of the few auriculas that
blooms almost continually throughout the year; it also has the advantage of having a fine scent.. I have used Asbeau in some of my
crosses to try and acquire this trait in some new auriculas.
Don’t forget I will have a selection of
auriculas for sale at Hallagården, Lekhyttan,Närke, next Saturday. See auricula events. /Ray