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Auriculas of 2015 , part 1

Pictures in order of bloom time, beginning in early May. (Click to enlarge.)

The first auricula to bloom was this potted seedling which had over-wintered in the cold frame. 412 more words


Leaf Accumulation

Make sure that fallen leaves do not accumulate around your plants, the dampness can lead to mould which can harm your plants. [Photo CCBY RichBowen]


Alpine Care

Alpines are very sensitive plants, they don’t like dampness or debris around their bases. [Photo CCBY BjörnS]


Primula marginata, spring, 2015

‘Herb Dickson’ was my first Primula marginata. It has appeared on the blog several times.

A great plant, it blooms early and spends the summer bulking up and spreading out so that it can return with twice as many flowers the next year. 354 more words


Split and Divide

If you have large clumps of perennials or alpines you should think about splitting and dividing them. [Photo CCBY NH53]


Remains of Mountain Climbers Found After 4 Decades

The remains of a pair of mountain climbers who went missing 45 years ago have finally been found. On Thursday Swiss authorities announced that they had identified remains found at Matterhorn mountain as Michio Oikawa and Masayuki Kobayashi, two Japanese climbers who attempted to scale the peak in 1970, BBC reports. 71 more words

The Tiny Flowers of South East Iceland

We spent 36 hours in Iceland on our way to Canada, so we only had time to visit the Saga valley area in South East Iceland.   179 more words