Our new plants from Robin and Annabel, specialist auricula growers at Drointon Nurseries have burst into flower with the sunshine this weekend. Yellow, purple and red, Curry Blend, Blackberry Crush and gold centred Winnifred make a lovely trio.
The Auricula Suite: It all started because we are musicians with a garden full of Primula auricula flowers.
The Auricula Suite an album of songs tells a re-imagined story of a historical journey to a new land. Inspired by folk tales of the alpine flower – the Primula auricula – and its 16th century journey to England with the Huguenot refugees, it is a tale of love and loss, persecution and a new beginning. Here is the opening track, The Same Sky Overture, instrumental.
Auricula Suite album musicians are Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard with Hammer Dulcimer by Amanda Lowe and Hurdy Gurdy by Quentin Budworth.
Have a click around the website to hear the music, read the stories and see the flowers.
Visit the home page The Auricula Suite
Auricula photographs © Richard Duffy-Howard
Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard – Visit our Loudhailer Home Page