Found these primroses on the side of the path where I walk the boys. One is growing in a crack in the path.
lovely, the wild primrose has a charm the bright coloured hybrids lack
And despite their delicate appearance they are as tough as old boots
Mine are rarely not flowering, they're such hard workers and love conditions here.
Always lovely to see
Mine have been flowering for months Fairy
Think I shall split them this summer, if they ever stop flowering.
The birds are very good at reseeding our primroses, we have never divided them but now they are growing on a large part of our lawn and front garden. They are beautiful plants that remind me so much of my childhood. My parents used to take us cliff walking to pick primroses which we bunched up and gave to relatives and neighbours.
Love native primroses, much nicer than their garish relatives. I planted a few along the side of the path and they have spread really well. They are just about opening.
Lovely GD - and a nice story
I could do with splitting mine too Dove - might have to take my chances and just do it when they're flowering!
One of the things we like about the Vendée is all the wild primroses growing in hedgerows and verges along the lanes and smaller roads. I shall be sowing some for this garden.
I don't know if they will grow in my garden, do they need to be in shade,or will they grow anywhere? Got some cowslips that came from nowhere. Would it be the same?
Yes, they are close relatives of cowslips. And they grow happily here in sun or shade, though they seem to self seed most prolifically into shade so I assume that's their preference.