A Busy Week In The Garden
Last week I decided that I would divide and repot the Auriculas. The ongoing care for these amazing plants is, quite frankly, laborious! They have a reputation for being difficult to grow, reluctant to flower, and they simply conk out for no reason. Auriculas are demanding rather than difficult because they need alpine conditions and only do well if placed somewhere cool and airy away from the midday sun.
Mine flowered too early last year as they were situated on the Northern verandah in full sun to keep them warm during a cold winter. Instead of that perfect single bunch of flowers poised above the leaves, most plants had numerous single flower stems flopping about the pot and so I decided to divide them this year so that the offsets were limited.
Happy week everyone!
ps – since posting this, I have read that the best time to divide the Auriculas is just after they have flowered… oh dear… fingers crossed!
Hello Marilyn – Thanks so much for the lovely comments – so appreciated. There is nothing I enjoy more than browsing opp shops for bits and bobs!! xx
You will adore the Helebores!.. They are so beautiful and so are the leaves – you will love having them in the garden! Thanks so much for stopping by xx
Yes – the Helebores go on for ages and then when the flowers are finished the leaf cover is also so pretty… such a valuable plant in the garden. Thank you for stopping by! xx
Thank you Pammie.. The greenhouse brings me so much pleasure! xx
Good luck with the Auriculas-en masse and in flower they really are a sight to behold.Its such a lovely time to be in the garden with the warmer weather approaching and spring flowers to look forward to.
Your garden is just beautiful Jenny and I always love your photos of the garden and your beautiful table settings and indoor arrangements. Has me out in opp shops looking for more interesting containers for such arrangements.
Good luck with the auriculas. Everything is looking 'bloomin' wonderful'. I planted a hellebore for the first time and the buds are slowly emerging, great excitement. Love the snowdrops.
The greenhouse *sigh* – what a lovely thing to have. Your hellebores are lovely. I wonder if they are long-lasting where you are. Mine bloom for a very long time and are always such a nice little surprise, planted where I can come across them when using the back door.
Lovely lunch table!
Such a beautiful picture of the grouped auriculas – very pretty – so can see why you persevere. Don't think I'd have the patience though. Most likely would kill them. Your pics are all so glorious and I'm in awe of your greenhouse – so neat and beautiful – meticulous really. Also the beautiful table place setting – so fresh and pretty. Lucky ladies! Pammie