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I adore Primulas and have far too many so if you need some plants let me know when you come to Malvern in May


  • I love Primulas, I have a variety in the garden, and am always on the look out for different colour combinations, I am building my stock back up in the new garden, we moved house in April 07. I am thinking of trying a few Auricula's too.
  • I too love primulas and this year the show is stupendous. You have to keep splitting them up either before or just after flowering to keep them going but it is very easy to do. The native primrose seems to be constantly in flower in Bristol - at least the last two years because of the wet summers. Primulas love it damp.
  • what a good idea, we have a small muddy area, i think i may have a go on a smaller scale....
  • could i have one
  • i lov it
  • I've had a peachy,pink daffodil growing in my garden for years. It's never been very robust, & this year only had one bloom.
    Is this a rarity in the daffodil world?
  • I love primulas too but my garden in Cornwall dries out in summer and the candelabra types don't survive. However I have found one way - I pot up the seedlings and grow them on to flowering size in large pots which I keep standing in Saucers topped up with water through the summer. This has proved fine for P. florindae,P. chungensis, P. japonica and P. pulverulenta and I now have P. bulleyana, vialii and 'Harlow Car Hyb. just into their second year and awaiting pricking out.
  • Something has been nipping the flower heads off my primulas overnight. The flowers are undamaged and left beside the plant, they have been taken off at top of stems just below where the seed pod would develop. Can anybody suggest what may be doing this?
  • Brenda: Could be something like N.Salome ( There are a few pinkish varieties.
    L Parry; Most probably squirrels or pigeon. Perhaps they use them to impress their girlfriends at this time of year - or else they are either malicious, hungry or curious !!
  • I have had a very poor show of daffodils this year. Lots of green leaves but no flowers. Does anyone know what the problem might be.
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