One N or Two?

It’s auricula flowers galore in the garden this week. Have a look at our latest Auricula Suite posts here

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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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

Primula auricula Loudhailer

Something really unexpected has happened and we are over the moon! It all started because we are musicians with a garden full of Primula auricula flowers.  We are totally chuffed to find out that we have had a beautiful new flower named in our honour by specialist auricula growers Robin and Annabel Graham of Drointon … Continue reading Primula auricula Loudhailer

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

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