Weekend Gardening Update: Prime primulas

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THE National Auricula and Primula Society is holding a show today at Church House, Holy Trinity Church, London SW7. Get there by way of Lime Tree Walk on the east side of the Brompton Oratory. Auriculas bloom in some of the strangest colours you will find in the flower kingdom: weird, green-edged petals, browns, purples, dust- covered blues. At this show you will also be able to see some of the recently revived striped auriculas, the flowers of 18th-century Dutch paintings. The show is open 2.30- 5pm. Admission pounds 1. For details of membership of the society ( pounds 7 a year), contact the secretary at 67 Warnham Court Rd, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey SM5 3ND, enclosing a stamped, addressed envelope.

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