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Gellytroch

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Primula in window boxes
« on: April 26, 2019, 10:33:04 PM »
Hi folks

I haven't posted for a good while but I thought I would share a couple of pics of my primulas in window boxes. A bit of a random selection here. All plants originally came from Susan Tindall's excellent Timpany Nursery in Spa, Co. Down.

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Re: Primula in window boxes
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 08:12:57 AM »
Those are so lovely - such a good use of a windowsill!
Gail Harland
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Re: Primula in window boxes
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2019, 08:25:44 AM »
The plants are a mix of marginata, pubescens and auricula types.

P. 'Linda Pope', P. x 'Zoe', P. x 'Crimson Velvet'

P. x 'Susan', P. x 'Lindum Rapture', P. x 'Pat Barwick'

P. marginata' Adrian Evans'

P. x 'Mustard Sauce'

P. x 'Piers Telford'


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Re: Primula in window boxes
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2019, 08:28:45 AM »
Thanks Gail

That early splash of colour always gives me a lift in the Spring.

Dave  :)


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Re: Primula in window boxes
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2019, 09:09:41 AM »
They're beautiful Dave.  Do you grow them under glass then move to the windowsill for display?  Very effective.
Ashley Allshire, Cork, Ireland

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Re: Primula in window boxes
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2019, 09:35:20 AM »
Hi Ashley, 

No, I don't have a greenhouse and they stay on my east facing windowsills all year round. They're semi-plunged in sand and the sand and pots are topped with grit. I would plunge them deeper if my window boxes were bigger but I knocked those up from scrap packing wood about 6 years ago as it was all I had at the time and the plants seem to do ok like that.

All the best

Dave

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Re: Primula in window boxes
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2019, 09:42:24 AM »
Ashley,

I do have another 2 window boxes on another sill and I swap the plants round a bit at flowering time as they come into flower. Between the marginata's, pubescens' and the auriculas they give great colour from early March right into May.

Dave.

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Re: Primula in window boxes
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2019, 09:55:07 AM »
Ashley

These are my 'change-out' boxes, if you know what I mean!

Dave


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Re: Primula in window boxes
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2019, 08:37:57 PM »
A lovely splash of colour, Dave.  I must start looking after my primulas better.
Roma Fiddes, near Aberdeen in north East Scotland.

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Re: Primula in window boxes
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2019, 08:43:29 PM »
Primula not 'Blairside Yellow'.



An unnamed hybrid from Primula 'Rumbling Bridge Strain'



I pricked out some self sown seedlings from pots neighbouring this plant.  (There were no other primulas nearby).  All the seedlings which have flowered are a reddish purple shade.

 
Roma Fiddes, near Aberdeen in north East Scotland.

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Re: Primula in window boxes
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2019, 06:54:18 AM »
Really lovely and interesting plants Roma. You've inspired me to collect seed and grow some new plants myself!

Have a good growing year

Dave  :)



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Re: Primula in window boxes
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2019, 06:59:53 AM »
These are my 'change-out' boxes, if you know what I mean!

All looking very good Dave.  It seems an excellent way to grow and display them 8)

Those are lovely plants Roma.
Ashley Allshire, Cork, Ireland

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Re: Primula in window boxes
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2019, 07:31:19 AM »
That yellow Rumbling Bridge hybrid looks as though it would be highly scented Roma?  Great leaf colour too!

 


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