POP'S PLANTS - CHELSEA GOLD MEDALLISTS AND HOLDERS OF FOUR NCCPG NATIONAL COLLECTIONS OF PRIMULA AURICULA
AFTER SOME 25-ODD YEARS WE ARE GIVING UP THE BUSINESS. OUR PLANT HERITAGE NATIONAL COLLECTIONS HAVE BEEN FOUND NEW HOMES AND WILL BE MOVING OUT VERY SOON. (THEY ARE NOT FOR SALE).
WE WILL STILL GROW AND SHOW AURICULAS OF COURSE, BUT THE BUSINESS AND THIS WEBSITE WILL CLOSE. MAY 6TH AND 7TH WILL BE OUR FINAL OPEN WEEKEND - THIS YEAR IT IS IN AID OF THE UPKEEP OF DOWNTON MILLENNIUM GREEN - TEN ACRES OF ANCIENT WATER MEADOWS MAINTAINED BY VOLUNTEERS.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS, WEB MASTER, PHOTOGRAPHERS, NEIGHBOURS AND LONG-SUFFERING FRIENDS FOR THEIR HELP AND SUPPORT DOWN THE YEARS. A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL AURICULA AND PRIMULA SOCIETY.
WELCOME to the website of POP'S PLANTS AURICULAS.
WE are a small private nursery on the edge of the New Forest in the South of England and we specialise solely in growing Primula auricula. We produce all our own plants from our four Plant Heritage National Collections of some 1,300 named cultivars. Many of our auriculas are unavailable elsewhere, and all plants listed on the web catalogue pages are available to buy all year round.
WE are particularly keen on the old Florists' show auriculas, and if you are not already an auricula devotee, we at least hope to introduce you to this extraordinary and captivating flower - the product of more than four hundred years of dedicated hybridisation. But be warned, these fascinating plants can be addictive!
OUR printed colour catalogue lists the majority of our auriculas. Some cultivars are slow to reproduce naturally, and others sell out quickly, so not everything is always available. We do not produce industrial quantities by micropropagation, and auriculas do not come true from seed, but we do offer the serious plantsman a wide range of choice auriculas which are true to variety.
ON the website we list only auriculas currently available. We prefer to send them growing in their pots (they are not plugs or un-established offsets) to minimise root disturbance. A printed monthly list of available auriculas is produced for customers without Internet access. Shipping costs shown online are for the UK only, overseas customers please ask for details.
AS well as our mail order service, we are very pleased to welcome visitors here at Pops, but by appointment only please. We hold an annual charity open weekend and stage various auricula displays in the Spring, and also organise the occasional 'hands-on' workshop - please see the NEWS SECTION for details. We look forward to meeting you!
IF you would like any further information please email on email@example.com or telephone 01725-511421. Our printed catalogue is available if you send £2.50 (£3.50 overseas) to Pop's Plants, Pop's Cottage, Barford Lane, Downton, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 3PZ. Thank you.
We are grateful to the following for allowing us to reproduce their pictures on the site:
DEREK ST.ROMAINE, DEREK PARSONS, RICHARD AUSTIN, TERRY MITCHELL, CYNTHIA MORRIS, STEPHEN ROBSON, PAT SALT, LES ALLEN, KEITH LEEMING AND TIM KIDNER. COPYRIGHT REMAINS WITH THEM.