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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

A Surfeit of Aquilegia.........

.......................shouldn't be possible as they are very pretty, but we have so many in the flower garden out the back that they are almost hiding everything which will come later.
They must have self seeded like crazy and they're all shades of pink or purple, I think I need to remove some once they've finished flowering. There's a delphinium, a hollyhock and a hydrangea in there somewhere!


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Sue

18 comments:

  1. That's very pretty flowers. Enjoy your flowers and new to you house and land! Sounds fun to me! I'd love to see it all some time. Have a good week!

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  2. It's nice that you keep finding pretties suddenly appearing. I'm sure there is more to come.
    x

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  3. Love Aquilegia. Mine have never self seeded. Seems a very good soil/garden there.

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  4. They are prolific and self seed everywhere ~ I weed out hundreds each year, but they are so pretty and perennial that I always have plenty, and for me they fill in the gaps and give colour at this in between time of year in my garden. I have so many colours now, from palest almost white pink to deep violet, and each new plant brings a different tone depending on its parents. Also, they do very well in my garden and that has to be considered!

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  5. I love Aquilegia's but thin them every year, I love the height they bring to my garden.

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  6. I love Aquilegia, wish mine would self seed like that!
    We have a saying for our garden, If it can't look after itself its not allowed in! I just love plants that spread

    Julie xxx

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  7. I love them too and have lots here (but it is always the rarer colourways which snuff it in a bad winter). I had a bit of a clearout in the stone garden last summer, as they prevented you walking across it, but love to see them spread everywhere so they will be back!

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  8. Very pretty indeed. More to come no doubt as well, lots of hidden gems will appear throughout the year and it's so exciting

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  9. I do love Aquilegias but ours had to go. This year we have thousands of miniature pansies which self seeded from last year...they are growing everywhere but they're so pretty I can't bear to pull them up-x-

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  10. Moving to a new house with established gardens must be exciting waiting for little treasures to appear. Good job you know the names, I wouldn't have a clue.

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  11. We have a Hydrangea Paniculata 'Silver Dollar' in the midst of our Aquilegias, I just wish they'd synchronise their flowering times a bit better!
    We do have a good clump of Delphinium 'Fenella' in the same bed though, and this year have put in Hollyhock 'Scarlet Eye'.
    I'm looking forward to seeing how they look together!
    It's wonderful watching summer approaching, and it feels as though it's about time too!

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  12. Just catching up with all your news over the past few days Sue. Lots of good buys from the car boot and some weird and wonderful ones as well! Shame about the bag - not something I'd have looked for either.

    Sorry to hear Col hasn't been too good but really pleased to hear that the infection has cleared up and he'll be home with you again soon.

    Your posts are always so positive even when things must be worrying you terribly. Have a lovely week. xx

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  13. I tend to leave my aquilegias in - I enjoy all the different colours. We even have a black one in the front garden.
    xx

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  14. But aren't they lovely. I have always had them. They started out as almost all blue and now, with no help from me, they are almost all pinks and creams.

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  15. Oh but they are so pretty...we call the Grannies Bonnets...x

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  16. I do love aquilegia in all shapes and colours, so am glad they have been popping up in a garden. I really need to do more to thin out the bluebells that have gone crazy though!

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  17. Ours are out in force too... apparently bees can see the colour purple the most clearly so I'm happy to go with a pinkish/purple theme this year! :D

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