One N or Two?

It’s auricula flowers galore in the garden this week. Have a look at our latest Auricula Suite posts here https://auriculasuite.net/the-blog/

The Auricula Suite

At the top, Primula auricula Winnifred, gold centred alpine on the left and border auricula Winifred on the right. That’s the difference between one N and two. Both in flower today, both beautiful.


The Auricula Suite: It all started because we are musicians with a garden full of Primula auricula flowers.

The Auricula Suite an album of songs tells a re-imagined story of a historical journey to a new land. Inspired by folk tales of the alpine flower – the Primula auricula – and its 16th century journey to England with the Huguenot refugees, it is a tale of love and loss, persecution and a new beginning. Listen to My Ancestors were French here…

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Auricula photographs © Richard Duffy-Howard

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New Auricula Season

New cultivar from specialist auricula growers Drointon Nurseries, Primula auricula Loudhailer…

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We are always excited to get the new catalogue from Drointon Nurseries, but this year we are sooooooo thrilled because Richard’s gorgeous photograph of Drointon Nurseries’ fabulous new cultivar, Primula auricula Loudhailer is on the cover. How wonderful!

Primula auricula Loudhailer is grown by Drointon Nurseries and named after our music name, Loudhailer. Thank you Robin and Annabel!

Loudhailer Drointon Catalogue Cover

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Nature’s jewels in the News

Loudhailer Psychedelia at it's most flowery! There's a lovely colourful feature about  specialist auricula growers and Chelsea Gold Medallists Robin and Annabel Graham of Drointon Nurseries near Ripon in the Northern Echo Magazine. You can read it below including Annabel's top tips for growing auriculas and a piece about their lovely new cultivar Primula auricula Loudhailer. Discover … Continue reading Nature’s jewels in the News

The Auricula Suite

We are delighted that our album of songs inspired by the beautiful flowers - The Auricula Suite  -  is released on the DHM record label on March 6th 2017. "An album of songs by an East Riding group, The Auricula Suite Ensemble, telling the story of a historical journey to a new land inspired by … Continue reading The Auricula Suite