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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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

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