Every year I have a tussle to keep my auricula plants alive, but round about now, as they come into flower, it all seems worth while!
None of my plants are named. I can say, looks a lot like 'Rowena', 'Ted Gibbs' or 'Old Dusty Miller' and so forth but can't claim anything more specific. The names of the different varieties amuse me because they sound so old fashioned.
In the garden the yellow flowers that herald spring are fading and my two favourite colours, white and blue, are taking over.
Although this large camellia is putting on a bit of a shout. I think it would be far better to be flowering in the summertime with all the other reds and pinks!