8th February 2014
WET and mild - an early flowering season down here with very little in the way of frosts. As usual this year we've been able to offer an even wider range of auriculas. Our online catalogue lists only available plants, and is updated every week as cultivars sell out and others become big enough to leave home. We are constantly adding to our Plant Heritage National Collections, and steadily able to share more of the off-spring to pay for their keep! Don't leave it until next spring to order plants - the best goes early.....
WE can post our latest printed catalogue - which also includes cultivation advice - if you send £2.50 to Pop's Plants, Pop's Cottage, Barford Lane, Downton, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 3PZ.
THANKS to everyone who attended and helped at this year's charity open weekend - we are still recovering from the record numbers who visited! We raised £617.20 for the Trussell Trust. Mrs T.Smith of Arlesford won the book prize...
WE have been fortunate to be featured in a number of publications recently, including the March edition of the RHS's 'The Garden' following a visit by Roy Lancaster. Our plants grace the auricula theatre at the New York Botanical Gardens, and stages in the period gardens of London's Geffrye Museum as well as many other fine places. Our auriculas certainly get around the world, as well as to many parts of Europe. We send regularly to the USA, Canada, Japan and the Falkland Islands. It's really encouraging to see auriculas becoming established in some pretty hostile environments!
YOU can see stunning pictures of auriculas and other primulas exhibited around the UK by members of the National Auricula and Primula Society on the websites of the three sections. There are links from www.southernauriculaprimula.org This year's shows are over, but you can still enjoy photographs of the amazing exhibits.
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