We hope you have enjoyed the SRGC Forum. You can make a Paypal donation to the SRGC by clicking the above button

Author Topic: Auricula 2016  (Read 4256 times)

ChrisB

  • SRGC Subscription Secretary
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2370
  • Country: gb
Auricula 2016
« on: April 11, 2016, 01:33:39 PM »
A few pips that have flowered already. Bit early this year for me
Angel Eyes
Hinton Fields
 Lord Sey en Sele
Midnight

Chris Boulby
Northumberland, England

David Nicholson

  • Hawkeye
  • Journal Access Group
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 13117
  • Country: england
  • Why can't I play like Clapton
Re: Auricula 2016
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 06:18:46 PM »
Very nice Chris.
David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b
"Victims of satire who are overly defensive, who cry "foul" or just winge to high heaven, might take pause and consider what exactly it is that leaves them so sensitive, when they were happy with satire when they were on the side dishing it out"

FrazerHenderson

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 843
  • Country: gb
  • For people, scenery and plants visit Yemen
Re: Auricula 2016
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 07:55:21 PM »
Chris

I hope you are able to attend some of the auricula shows. I went to the Scottish Show last year and was bowled over - great exhibits, trade stands and club information tables (plus great catering and good banter) - alas, I'll miss it this year.
Yemen, what a country ... Haraz mountains, Socotra, Sana'a, Hadramaut, the empty quarter.... a country of stunning, mind altering beauty...and the friendliest of people.

Matt T

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1849
  • Country: scotland
  • Nuts about Narcissus
Re: Auricula 2016
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2016, 11:12:30 PM »
Lovely, Chris. All Primula in their various forms are lovely. The 'Hinton Field's cutting you sent me should be in flower now. I'll have to check tomorrow.
Matt Topsfield
Isle of Benbecula, Western Isles where it is mild, windy and wet! Zone 9b

"There is no mistake too dumb for us to make"

Matt T

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1849
  • Country: scotland
  • Nuts about Narcissus
Re: Auricula 2016
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2016, 08:32:56 PM »
There's an interesting article on Primula and auricula at the New England Primula Society exhibition over at Matt Mattus' blog, including a very nice portrait of our own Ian The Christie Kind.
Matt Topsfield
Isle of Benbecula, Western Isles where it is mild, windy and wet! Zone 9b

"There is no mistake too dumb for us to make"

ChrisB

  • SRGC Subscription Secretary
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2370
  • Country: gb
Re: Auricula 2016
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2016, 09:50:47 PM »
Lovely, Matt. I've got Sword, but mine looks a bit different, I'll have to post a picture, will take one in the morning.
Chris Boulby
Northumberland, England

Matt T

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1849
  • Country: scotland
  • Nuts about Narcissus
Re: Auricula 2016
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2016, 10:07:28 PM »
The more I collect, the more I love the auriculas. I prefer the single blooms, but 'Sword' is certainly eye-catching as a curisosity. Will be interested to see how your form differs, Chris.
Matt Topsfield
Isle of Benbecula, Western Isles where it is mild, windy and wet! Zone 9b

"There is no mistake too dumb for us to make"

ChrisB

  • SRGC Subscription Secretary
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2370
  • Country: gb
Re: Auricula 2016
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2016, 09:25:47 AM »
Here is my A. Sword. (First two pics) And a pic of it in Allan Guests recent book The Auricula for comparison. Mine shows little if any farina whereas the Mattus photo shows quite a bit.
Chris Boulby
Northumberland, England

ChrisB

  • SRGC Subscription Secretary
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2370
  • Country: gb
Re: Auricula 2016
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2016, 09:34:25 AM »
A few more from the theatre this morning
Spring Sonnet
Hinton Fields (for comparison)
x Blue Wave (bred by David Nicholson - Dave please correct if I'm wrong)
Merlin - note there is one double on pip, rest are single but this is shown when googled too
Florence Brown
Chris Boulby
Northumberland, England

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44011
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Re: Auricula 2016
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2016, 11:53:20 AM »
I am a pushover for an auricula with a dark velvety colour!
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

ChrisB

  • SRGC Subscription Secretary
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2370
  • Country: gb
Re: Auricula 2016
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2016, 12:37:11 PM »
I'll save you a bit of David's then Maggi, it's as good as any yellow centred alpine I've ever seen....
Chris Boulby
Northumberland, England

Maggi Young

  • Forum Dogsbody
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 44011
  • Country: scotland
  • "There's often a clue"
    • International Rock Gardener e-magazine
Re: Auricula 2016
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2016, 01:28:50 PM »
Thanks!  :-*
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

Editor: International Rock Gardener e-magazine

David Nicholson

  • Hawkeye
  • Journal Access Group
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 13117
  • Country: england
  • Why can't I play like Clapton
Re: Auricula 2016
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2016, 09:08:24 PM »
............................x Blue Wave (bred by David Nicholson - Dave please correct if I'm wrong).............................

Not guilty me Lord (Lady). It's been available for years but has never been particularly popular maybe because it sort  of hovers between being described as a x pubescens or a border auricula. But I like it and have distributed it faily widely

Look after it Chris, I'm down to one plant :(
David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b
"Victims of satire who are overly defensive, who cry "foul" or just winge to high heaven, might take pause and consider what exactly it is that leaves them so sensitive, when they were happy with satire when they were on the side dishing it out"

Matt T

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1849
  • Country: scotland
  • Nuts about Narcissus
Re: Auricula 2016
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2016, 09:59:27 PM »
Here is my A. Sword. (First two pics) And a pic of it in Allan Guests recent book The Auricula for comparison. Mine shows little if any farina whereas the Mattus photo shows quite a bit.

I suspect the Mattus plant may be 'Fiddlers Green', which does have farina and perhaps slightly more of that burgundy tone in the flowers than 'Sword'.
Matt Topsfield
Isle of Benbecula, Western Isles where it is mild, windy and wet! Zone 9b

"There is no mistake too dumb for us to make"

ChrisB

  • SRGC Subscription Secretary
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2370
  • Country: gb
Re: Auricula 2016
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2016, 08:39:17 PM »
I don't have Fiddlers Green Matt, but from googled pics it looks likely.
Chris Boulby
Northumberland, England

 


Scottish Rock Garden Club is a Charity registered with Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR): SC000942
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal