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Bleeding Heart & Granny's Bonnet

I was very, very happy to see – some time ago now – that my Bleeding Heart was shooting. Last year, after a lovely season of the beautiful branches of white hearts, it succumbed to an infestation of… 175 more words

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Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila 'Atlantis', if you please

Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila ‘Atlantis’ (Dwarf fan-shaped columbine ‘Atlantis’)

A short (30cm) aquilegia with these very appealing bi-coloured blooms, with short spurs and glaucous foliage. I’m much happier with this plant than with the State Series aquilegias I saw last spring – big plants , OK, but flowers on steroids, not for me. 30 more words

General Comment

Not a Greenhouse Construction update

I was hoping by the end of this weekend to have a triumphant update with images of a completed greenhouse (or at least a watertight/glazed greenhouse). 326 more words


Fools and Folly, Part 1 - Columbine

Not nearly enough use is made of that airy flower, the modern columbine. Even our old native aquilegia vulgaris has its charm. Who could resist anything nicknamed Granny’s Bonnet or Doves-round-a-dish?

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clearing the way for Spring

After months of winter rain, the mostly mild and dry month has meant that I’ve been back gardening with a capital G.  I love this time of year best, with all the tidying, cutting back, fertilising and planting jobs that give the satisfying before and after effect of a Spring clear-up. 372 more words

Diane's Courtyard Garden

aquilegia (a-kwə-lē-jē-ə)

Spring is in the air and I decided to get to the roots of different flowers (yes, I know that’s a bad joke).  Let’s explore the word aquilegia, also known as columbine.  74 more words