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A bit of a minority interest hope a few of you like them.


Primula White megasifolia


Stradbrook ‘Jason’(after my Grandson)


Wanda type seedling


Hose-in-Hose Primrose


Cream Primrose


Primula Broadwell Milkmaid


Primula Allionii Seedling


Primula Erin Flowers( Named in memory of a friends Daughter who passed away age 3 months)

Primula Seedling


Primula Allionii ‘Chivalry’


Pink Primrose


Primula’ Boothmans Variety’


Primula Stradbrook ‘lilac Lustre’


Double Primrose ‘Cobalt’


Primula ‘Johanna’


Primrose Double Jack-in-the-Green


Marginata Hybrid ‘Mauve Mist’


Primula ‘Lindum Limelight’


Primrose Jack-in-the-Green


Primula Fairy Rose
Enough for one night, all taken in the garden and Glass house in the last week

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Oh Brian, they are beautiful. The ones you sent me are still alive, but no flowers. But I left them out all winter, with a little protection, and they seem to have struggled. Do you think If I put them in the cold greenhouse it would encourage them, although it gets pretty warm in there at the moment.

1 Apr, 2012

 

These are beautiful, how very special to be able to name them!
Wonderful

1 Apr, 2012

 

They are gorgeous Bjs.

1 Apr, 2012

 

They are lovely Bjs, really like the Mauve Mist, both flowers and foliage very eyecatching, also Lindum Limelight.. I take it those ones are inside as not nibbled like my ordinary ones, lol...

1 Apr, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Sticki
You can of course only name them if you breed them,Over a period of twenty years I raised thousands and probably named about25/30 out of all of them many fall by the wayside after 2 or 3 years,they are rarely named until they prove themselves in flower and stature over a five year period.

1 Apr, 2012

 

all of them beautiful Bj. By coincidence the only plant photo I took at the garden centre today was a primula, had a flower similar to some auriculas which caught my eye, I'll pop it in my photos.

1 Apr, 2012

 

you should be rewarded for perseverance! could you name one 'Jamie'?

1 Apr, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Linconlass
if you can see a pot they have winter cover,and yes they do occasionally get nibbled even though they are set in sand beds.

1 Apr, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Yes there is a Jamie but its not in flower yet, its a later variety.bred out of a wild species.How could I not name one after him .Little horror he is feeling a lot better and trying to break my arms off on the lead, his fur is growing and his tee shirt is off.

1 Apr, 2012

 

oh he is definitely feeling better and thats very good to hear,
would love to see his namesake when it flowers please.
or have you named it 'little horror'??

1 Apr, 2012

 

Beautiful flowers Bjs. great clear photos too. Thanks

1 Apr, 2012

 

What a superb collection, Bjs! Such an array of little beauties there, I can't really pick a favourite. But because I like white flowers, I'm going for the first one pictured. It has that 'something' - clean and bright.

1 Apr, 2012

 

Wow - what a collection. I particularly like the cobalt blue - gorgeous!

1 Apr, 2012

pcw
Pcw
 

Tremendous plants Brian.

1 Apr, 2012

 

Brian, what a beautiful collection. Most of all I liked the first primula and Erin flowers. They are so clear snd simple. Double Primrose Cobalt looks like a real royal member of the society :)

2 Apr, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Cinders Do not remember which ones i sent,memory not much good over a year(not much good over a day if it comes to that)
All the Primulas benefit from some shelter in winter,in spring they need some shading in a glass house either that or place them under staging,I would have expected them to flower as if i remember correctly they had flowers when I sent them,Did you re pot them,if so how large a pot, I ask this because if the pot is to large they may be over potted.
Tell me more.

2 Apr, 2012

 

Morning Brian, you sent Primula Sunrise and Primula High Point. After the summer in the little pots I moved them to a small Alpine trough, near a fence that gets a bit of shade. I have now potted them up in a 3 inch pot
each. P.Sunrise is looking a bit sick, but the other one is going to be ok. It hasnt grown much. Wondering now what I should do with them.

2 Apr, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Cinders
3 inch is fine, I assume pots are Plastic in which case drainage needs to be quite sharp.moving them is not a good idea in late summer early spring is the time to move them.A lot of mine stay in the glass house all year but as i said before they need shade otherwise the leaves will scorch.

2 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Brian much appreciated.

2 Apr, 2012

 

So beautiful!!!!! Your photos are inspirational. The lower part of my garden is shaded. Perhaps I should consider adding primrose to my garden.

2 Apr, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Beckerl
Why not, split them up every other year if yo can and they will keep going,having said that some do not lend themselves to division so seedlings have to be relied up on.

2 Apr, 2012

 

I'm in the process of doing a little research to find out how to care for these beautiful plants. So far, seems pretty easy. I'm wondering, if they are planted in pots, will they overwinter outside, or should they be planted in the ground? Pots are better for me. The plants would be safer from my GSD who has a tendency to trample plants that are unprotected in the ground.

2 Apr, 2012

amy
Amy
 

They are lovely Brian , you have done well to raise so many new plants ,the cobolt blue has to be a favourite I love the Lindum limelight to .. There is a bank full of wild primroses in a lane that we often use I have noticed each year that they are changing to different colours ,I expect it is the work of the Bees ..

2 Apr, 2012

 

I love the colbolt :)

2 Apr, 2012

 

Loved seeing all your pics Bjs, there seems to be such a variety of primroses and primulas most of which I am in total ignorance of, and all so pretty. Thanks for showing is them. Do they flower for long?:-)

3 Apr, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Ba
Individually from 2 weeks to 2 months if you have enough different species and varieties you can have flowers from January through to June with some second flowering early Autumn.

3 Apr, 2012

 

beautifull and so colourfull, lovely pics Brian :o))

4 Apr, 2012

 

Beautiful primroses I couldn't possibly pick a favourite

they are so fresh looking. It must be very rewarding and

exciting to grow and name them,well done:)

5 Apr, 2012

 

Wow, I really enjoyed that Brian. There are so many there that I love ...can't name one as favourite, but you have certainly encouraged my latest 'craze'!! :) Now, you've given me an idea....remember I didn't send you anything for the paeonies yet....but do you have primula cuneifolia...if not, I'll send you a bit off mine. I believe it is not easy to get hold of....at least that's what I keep telling myself..that I have something 'special' ! lol ;))

8 Apr, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Karen not easy to obtain you are right,would love to try it,I know it will be a challenge for me this far south.

8 Apr, 2012

 

Great! Will sort that out for you in the near future then. :) Will wait until it has finished flowering, and then I'll be able to divide it for you.

8 Apr, 2012

 

I do kinda like the white ones.........

9 Apr, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

See now where the Meanie bit comes from.Lol
Would not do for us all to be the same.
My pet hate is Cordylines and any thing that resembles a Palm tree.

9 Apr, 2012

 

Check out my Pet Hates blog to find out what others hate Bjs!!!

http://www.growsonyou.com/meanie/blog/11717-pet-hates

9 Apr, 2012

 

Did you manage to get a Primula Jamie Bjs?

25 Oct, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Scotsgran
Yes there has been a Jamie for about five years its very small =Primula Carniolica x Allionii
Another one that is quite difficult to propagate
B

26 Oct, 2013

 

Do you have a photo of it on here?

26 Oct, 2013

bjs
Bjs
 

Sheila
I don't think so, surely there are enough pictures of Jamie without a flowery one. he is not a flowery dog to much of a boy.
Seriously it is similar to the one on this blog called 'Jason'
Looking at it now the colour of that picture is awful.
B

26 Oct, 2013

 

There is nothing as good as the real Mccoy. lol.

26 Oct, 2013

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