The plot primulas

Back during February and March I bought three small primulas – one each pink, white and yellow – from the charity stall at the horticultural society trading shed which I put on the windowsill at home where they provided some welcome colour.  Once they had finished flowering I replanted them in the long planter where they’ve done really well.

 I’d tried growing various plants in this container over the years but I’ve never been very happy with the results, and for much of each year it remained empty.

These plants were initially nibbled by slugs/snails then the leaves got frazzled in the summer but over the past two months they’ve grown and been flowering almost continuously.


Last Friday there was a hard frost which sadly finished off the summer annuals that I’ve been mentioning and showing over recent weeks.  After collecting any seed I want the plants will be pulled up and composted. I’ll be doing that during the week which looks like being mostly dry and mild.

Have a good week!


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20 Responses to The plot primulas

  1. Liz says:

    The primulas are very pretty. Do they usually bloom this late in the season? The sight of pale yellow primroses is always a cherished memory of springtime in England.

  2. Jo says:

    They look very healthy. I’ve a few primulas in my garden which I’ve had for a good few years now and they’re still going strong.

  3. menhir1 says:

    Glad to see your Primulas are looking at home in your planter. Even allowing for the dry spell, you seem to have had overall, a good gardening result. Xxx

  4. Maggie Wallace says:

    Glad to see your primulas seem to be doing OK in that planter.

    But I had a ceramic pot that nothing would grow in. Everything planted in it died. This year we planted some very healthy looking tobacco plants in it, and within a few days they were wilting. We transplanted to another pot, but they never recovered properly. At that point we put that pot in the rubbish bin! I wonder if maybe it had got weedkiller sprayed on it in the garden centre, or drift from a spraying. But after around 10 years you’d think that would have disappeared? Anyway it’s gone now!!!

  5. CJ says:

    Those primulas look lovely and healthy. I had to rescue some tender succulents from the frost last week. Have a good week Flighty. CJ xx

  6. Jade says:

    Such wonderful plants with lovely, little flowers!
    Thanks and same to you!

  7. nikkipolani says:

    How sweet! They look happy with the fall weather. My violets are much the same — some months, they are pestered with nibbles and yellowing leaves.

  8. Those primulas are such lovely colours.

    All the best Jan

  9. Carrie Gault says:

    They can be such overlooked little beauties, old fashioned, but I LOVE them and they did you proud xx

  10. Flighty says:

    Carrie I agree, good for you and they sure have. xx

  11. snowbird says:

    How pretty they are, they do well here too. Hardy little plants for

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