There's nothing more exciting than picking the mail up off the doormat to find a package with a handwritten address when you're not expecting anything. This happened to me yesterday. I had no idea what it could be, I haven't ordered anything lately and I wasn't waiting for anything to be delivered. I was most surprised by the contents.
Cheryl from Take Time To Smell The Flowers...... had written a post about Auricula and I'd commented that though I loved auriculas, I'd never grown them. I'm not sure why I've never acquired any plants as I always linger at any stands which sell them when I visit any garden fairs or garden shows. Cheryl has been kind enough to start my collection off for me. She's divided her plants and sent me three little plantlets to start me off. They've got some great roots on them.
They were wrapped in moist kitchen paper and sealed in a plastic bag to keep them in good condition in the post and I have to say that they arrived in remarkable condition. I didn't want to put them under any stress at this end so I got them potted up straight away.
I shall grow them on and then set about finding some nice terracotta pots for them, I think they look fabulous when grown in vintage ones, I just hope I can find some. If you haven't yet discovered Cheryl's lovely blog I suggest you hotfoot it over there, you won't be disappointed. Tell her that I sent you. Her garden is absolutely beautiful, testament to the work and time she's put in to it over the years.
Thank you, Cheryl, you made my day.
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