Northumberland Diary Discussion: ...yes there are other primulas still in flower (again!!!)
Started by: Giles Reed
Primula scotica 5th July 2008Go to latest contribution by Giles Reed, 07 July 2008, 09:34. Go to bottom of this page.
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I was up in Scotland last week, buying primulas (what else ?)and decided to make the journey right up to the top, as I had never seen P.scotica in the wild. I had been told the Dunnet was a good site, and was fortunate to bump into a local person keen on plants on the beach, who directed me to a particular spot in the dunes that was thick with top-size primula and fine orchids too.
Some of the plants were about 3 inches high.
Having seen P.scotica, I would like to see P.scandinavica. If you know of any good sites/local contacts I could follow up for next year please let me know. Many thanks, Giles
Thanks Giles, great photos of P. scotica! Another good site for this is the headland that sticks out north from the village of Bettyhill. There are plants on the clifftop within a half-mile walk of the village. When I was in Tromso a few years ago, I was told that a possible site for P. scandinavica was near the shore under the main road bridge on the west side of the island. There was apparently suitable habitat here and I looked for hours and found nothing!