Open Gardens Auricula Concerts

We enjoyed two beautiful afternoons playing The Auricula Suite concert amongst the flowers at Beacon Garth, Ivor Innes’ lovely Edwardian Arts and Crafts House in Hessle, East Yorkshire with fabulous garden by Tim Barnett.

Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard

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The Auricula Suite

We enjoyed two beautiful afternoons playing The Auricula Suite concert amongst the flowers at Beacon Garth, Ivor Innes’ lovely Edwardian Arts and Crafts House in Hessle, East Yorkshire with fabulous garden by Tim Barnett.

Auricula Suite by Adrian Rolfe Photo by Adrian Rolfe

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You can listen to or download The Auricula Suite album here:

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

Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard

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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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Flower like a Greenfinch

Today's Primula auriculas - Lazy River, Sweet Pastures, Grey Hawk, Clouded Yellow, Eden Greenfinch (colors like a greenfinch), and an unknown border we found in a Rotary Club car park plant sale. The cold frame is bursting at the seams and even the names of the flowers are fabulous. Rich took these gorgeous photos. Just click on … Continue reading Flower like a Greenfinch

From Poacher’s Starlight to Bilbo Baggins

The sun is out and the cold frames are brimming with flowers in bloom, so Rich set up a makeshift auricula photography studio in the kitchen. Dexter's sweet pea shoots are just starting to peep up, and you can see Stanley the money box dog/fox looking on. So, the first set of Rich's photos are … Continue reading From Poacher’s Starlight to Bilbo Baggins