A Flower By Any Other Name …

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Blues are my favourite and this solid blue is close to perfect.

Blues are my favourite and this solid blue is close to perfect.

Last year I posted pictures of my Aquilegias – also called Columbines and rather charmingly, Grannies Bonnets. They are probably my favourite flower and are just coming into season.

A red Songbird - perfectly named.

A red Songbird – perfectly named.

 

 

 

 

 

The colours are so variable but always stunning. They also self seed, so multiplying plants can be a treat. I both allow seeds to scatter as well as collect them each year to spread early Spring. This year I’ve also taken the step of trying to sew some in trays to see if I get any results.

Anyway, here’s a selection of the earliest starters.

A pastel dusky pink - the first Aquilegia to flower.

And a pastel dusky pink – the first Aquilegia to flower.

And an even paler lemon.

A pale lemon.

Totally different, a very deep purple Barlow.

Totally different, a very deep purple Barlow.

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