Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Prim, poised, perfect, pretty primrose

The shy primrose is often the last of the spring perennial flowers to bloom – but well worth the wait … Mine has been in this flowering position in the border for more than twenty years and is still quite a small, compact plant. I confess that each year I tell myself that I am going to ease out a couple of leaves and a root to place another little specimen elsewhere and as yet I haven’t. It is said that new plants are best started once the flowering season has ended – but as the flowering season begins quite late then it is often followed by quite a dry spell. At this point the leaves go a little ‘floppy’ and although the plant is regularly splashed with a little saved rain water and the odd bit of tap water something deep within me says ‘ leave the poor little plant alone – if you disturb it you might just lose it.’ Perhaps, I should be a little more adventurous this year and try to encourage a new primrose plant to grow.

Primrose (primula vulgaris) - English perennial

Primrose primula vulgaris

1 comment:

Jan from BetterSpines said...

It's a tough call - whether jeopardising the main plant is worth the possibility of more plants. Maybe strike the new one in a pot where you can keep an eye on it till it grows up?