1. This little Primula juliae White Wanda, or Primula 'White Wanda', or even Primula x pruhoniciana 'White Wanda' has been in flower since December and even the divisions made then have been in flower since early February. I can now see some little patches where other divisions will fit nicely, but there are other plant fairs coming up, and maybe new primulas will be establishing themselves ready for next year! I shall be at the Bishop's Palace in Wells this Sunday, and next week at the HPS spring plant sale at Yeo Valley Gardens helping out for most of the day.
2. This week a question of the correct naming of the little primula I took to my gardening club to use to demonstrate the technique of division. I had the name Primula 'Wanda' but the speaker corrected this to Primula vulgaris 'Wanda'. That led me of course to doing some more research on this which is always interesting and found that it is not wrong to write Primula 'Wanda', but putting in 'vulgaris' is wrong. I learnt even more on the way about primroses but not nearly not enough. Any suggestions of good books on the topic?
Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' and I similarly attacked that pot. I had bought this plant too from one of the Bishop's Palace Plant Fairs. It felt hard to do this when the growth was looking so beautiful.
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but then I spied a 'free self seeded' deep purple violet, seed of which must have taken a ride in a pot which had some of the garden soil from my previous garden! We had a thriving Kenilworth in Bloom plant sale each year where in addition to buying in annuals and hanging baskets from a local growing, one friend used to propagate some wonderful plants to raise funds for work. This is probably Viola labradonica and probably came as a ride in the form of ant sown seed in one of those pots. It is thanks to Brian to replied to my question yesterday on the gardening Facebook page.
With all this lovely weather this week in the UK, plus of course some rain I am sure there will be some great posts from some of us that join Jon the Prop who thought up this great Six on Saturday garden noticeboard. It is always interesting as well to read posts from several other corners of the world.