What’s in this soil and how can I get some? This border primrose had one measly stalk with flowers last year. This spring it began to bloom in April. Now it’s mid May and it hasn’t stopped. The old flowers are hanging in there so it’s a ball of yellow on the north side of the house where little grows – not even weeds want to take root there. It’s one of those little miracles gardening books don’t cover. It reminds me a lot of child rearing advice books. As my husband is fond of remembering, our daughter was a footnote child. She didn’t do anything texts suggested except in side notes with exceptions to the rule. I guess this primrose is a footnote flower.