Friday, 8 April 2011

Auricula Clouded Yellow wins Best in Show

Once again, the hours of careful positioning of the auriculas, taking them into the conservatory, and then out into the garden, when it gets too hot, then back under protection when it starts to rain has paid off. This one variety seems to be at its best at show time, the others coming rather later. Even our visiting lecturer from Pershore College was thoroughly impressed. I was so pleased not only to win best in class, but best in the whole show....hence the cup! I would love to have an auricula theatre to show them off to their best, outside where the temperatures are just right, but shaded from strong sun, wind and rain....For now on this glorious sunny spring day, I've moved all the plants into the shade at the end of the garden.

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