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Re: Primula March 2007
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2007, 10:27:13 PM »
Davis, great, thank you.
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Re: Primula March 2007
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2007, 07:31:30 PM »
Here is my first Auricula to flower in 2007-a yellow Self (a very light lemony yellow). This is the first year it has flowered and I grew it from open pollinated seed sown in September 2005. It may be because the flowers are immature at this stage but there seems to be a problem with the anthers so I shall have to see whether it improves-if it doesn't it's a candidate for the compost bin. This year I mean to be disciplined and only keep plants that are good enough to show-having said that they are "my babies" and I hate chucking them out :'(

Maybe it is because of the very mild winter, without any appreciable amount of frost, but I seem to have quite a few plants that look as though they will have very short stems this year. ???

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Re: Primula March 2007
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2007, 08:29:42 PM »
Do you know, I never looked that closely at the anthers of an auricula before, I've always been too busy looking at the pattern and sniffing for a scent! Now you make me wonder if that is a problem ? They do look a bit odd. Charming flower, though,  soft colour and so much nicer as being  'one you made earlier'
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Re: Primula March 2007
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2007, 09:05:36 PM »
I'm having the same problem that David was having earlier, a little red cross and right clicking to "show picture" doesn't work, so for now, I can't see his auriculas. Will look for your solution Maggi.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Primula March 2007
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2007, 08:00:09 AM »
Same here - only little red cross instead of the photos from Davids Auricula ??  :'(
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Re: Primula March 2007
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2007, 12:55:15 PM »
I used to have a big collection of Auriculas until root aphids got them. I must get some more from Susan Tindall. Maybe tomorrow.

Here are a couple flowering now for me. One cant be classed mine until it flowers again next year. I bought it at the bulb show. P. vulgaris 'Dawn Ansel' and one of my Cowslips that are now seeding in the garden

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Re: Primula March 2007
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2007, 01:14:52 PM »
Mark, you must have a nice micro-climate in your garden my Cowslips are about a couple of weeks behind yours. I still don't like the Oak Leafs!
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Re: Primula March 2007
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2007, 03:50:34 PM »
People mention me having a micro climate quite often. The garden is wide open to everything Mother Nature throws
This is a photo of a named P. vularis but the label is now under the plant. Below is a beauty, to me anyway, that I got in a garden centre
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Re: Primula March 2007
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2007, 05:01:43 PM »
Mark, ugh!! (Each to their own, I say)  :D
However, the vulgaris clone is super.
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Re: Primula March 2007
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2007, 06:54:44 PM »
I'm with you Dave, I prefer Primulas to be simple and understated, but as you say each to his own.
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Re: Primula March 2007
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2007, 11:38:12 PM »
Mark I'm definitely with the Daves on this one.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Primula March 2007
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2007, 06:25:42 PM »
Primulas and Primulas (allionii with interesting dark colours and others)

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Re: Primula March 2007
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2007, 06:31:24 PM »
Part 2 (marginata dark blue,..., palinuri)

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Re: Primula March 2007
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2007, 06:54:06 PM »
The more orange flowers of Primula palinuri somehow make a better counterpoint to the calyces than the yellow forms. The echoing shapes of flower and calyx is just delightful. Lovely collection of flowers, Hans, thank you.
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Re: Primula March 2007
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2007, 07:03:05 PM »
Lovely Primula Hans. I particularly like the white in the second series.
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