We moved to the farmhouse on a cold wet January day. I remember looking at the field, that was supposed to be a garden and thinking 'what on earth have I done'
In the corner of the field (garden) was a huge poly tunnel. Tattered and torn, sheets of plastic blowing in the wind, my first thought was 'It has got to go.' After a few days I decided to go take a look. Inside were pots full of soil..........I decided to wait until Spring, to see what emerged. In the corner were pots of Auricula. I kept them. 13 years later I have quite a collection.
Initially I was not keen but I must say they have grown on me.
The scent is lovely and the flowers very pretty.
I can hear you ask 'What was in the other pots'
Plants to numerous to mention.......many have been planted in the garden. I had an open day in that Spring, family and friends came and helped themselves to the plants I did not need.
A local farmer was kind enough to remove the poly tunnel........it is but a distant memory :)