It's primrose time !
This is Primula Rosebud purchased a year ago, and now blooming again in its second spring. I know it's the middle of winter, but the primroses think it's spring, and who knows, maybe they're right.
And these are Primula Fruelo, purchased last July from Brookside Nursery. I hadn't used this nursery before. Their prices were a lot cheaper than all the other companies selling this variety, so I decided to give them a try. The plants arrived on time; I liked the way you could select the week you wanted them to be delivered. I opened the package, and despite my initial concerns that the plants were not in mini greenhouses like most plug plants are these days, I was very impressed with the condition of the plants. They had survived the journey unscathed, and were all of uniform size, ready for potting on.
Primula Fruelo are sweetly scented perennials, apparently. I wouldn't know, as I have no sense of smell. They have massive blooms up to 3 inches across. Mine are half that size at the moment, but they are still young plants, and these are the first blooms to open. When they get more established, and we reach their flowering period of February to April, they should be putting on a really good display.