An old strawberry punnet carrier makes an attractive and unusual window box in which to display some beautifully marked auriculas planted in antique terracotta pots. A large flower basket or wooden trug would look just as good as this marvellous old wooden carrier.
1: Place a crock over the drainage hole of a pot.
2: Remove an auricula from its plastic pot and plant it firmly with added compost.
3: Stand the newly planted auricula in the wooden carrier.
4: Repeat the process for the other plants to fill the carrier. Water thoroughly and stand in light shade.
8 different auriculas (Primula auricula)
Gardener’s Tip: A window-sill is an ideal position to see auriculas at their best. It is difficult to admire the full drama of their markings if they are at ground level. When they have finished
flowering, stand the pots in a shady corner or a cold frame. Plant in early spring.