Synopses & Reviews
A handy reference for gardeners everywhere who want to cultivate this beautiful hardy alpine flower Auriculas are spring-flowering alpine beauties and a sensational draw whenever they are seen, at primula and auricula flower shows, on display in auricula theaters, or in the garden. This essential guide tells of their rich history, describes various cultivars in detail, instructs on propagation techniques, and explains how to grow and show them. It provides a monthly guide to cultivation; advice on composts, fertilizers, and how to raise new plants; an in-depth look at pest and disease recognition and control; descriptions of the alpine house and other greenhouses; instructions on how to make an auricula theater and a cold frame; and a comprehensive list of different cultivars.
About the Author
Paul Dorey has workin in the horticultural industry for more than 40 years concentrating on garden maintenance, herbaceous borders, and garden design. He writes gardening advice columns for his local press and runs the gardening information website gardeningknowledge.co.uk.