are among the most colourful, long-flowering houseplants.
Dibley's Nurseries, of Llandegla, near Wrexham, won the top medal for its magnificent display of streptocarpus, whose flowers look like the Cape Primrose
Make light work of lawns with the latest hover mowers from Flymo Flame weeds away with Parasene Weed Wands Grow delicious herbs with the new Royal Horticultural Society book Win new Cape Primrose
houseplants and organic seed collections.
This week's winner is Maureen Haynes, of Hackney, East London, who says: "I bought some Cape primroses
for my flat and can't believe they flower for nine months.
Try this technique to expand your collection of African violets, Cape primroses
, gloxinias, peperomias, some begonia species, and many succulents.
Dibleys have previously supplied sets of choice Cape primroses
The rosette-forming kinds of streptocarpus from which modern hybrids are produced come from the Drakensburg Mountains of South Africa and have foliage similar to primroses, hence their misleading nickname of Cape primroses
Indoors, start re-potting house plants, like cape primroses
(Streptocarpus), when they have finished flowering.
As spring approached, our streps - a collection of streptocarpus or Cape primroses
- appreciated the lengthening days and bloomed for months at a time in numerous shades of blue, pink, yellow and white with delicate purple veining.