Gardeners invariably travel with their plants. I have brought primula, primula japonica and primula florindae to Torridon and they have settled into their beds well; so much so we are able to propagate hundreds of seedlings. Primulas generally need cool conditions to germinate and do well when scattered directly on top of moist compost in a cool cold frame or corner of the garden. We have planted out a sixteen metre strip of the candelabra primula japonica and this will give us a fine show next year. We will start with drumstick primula, followed by the primrose and then the cowslips, auriculas,florindae and japonicas right through until September. The primula seed I use started from seed collected seventeen years ago in Strathan, Lochinver and they have travelled with me ever since.