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Aquilegia a growers guide to beautiful Springtime bonnets.

There are a million reasons why Aquilegia deserve a dappled shaded position in your Garden! I love to see the delicate mound of Spring leaves forming a mass of light green foliage that quickly follows the fading Tulips and spent Narcissi in our Gardens. 552 more words


After rain

It’s the perfect time to catch flowers sprinkled with droplets of water. Sometimes you have to make your own – my mum tells the tale of my dad wanting to photograph an almost perfect rose, and taking a glass of water out into the garden so he could place one drop on one petal to make it completely perfect. 149 more words


Little Steps, part 2

One of the gardens I walk past every day on my way to work.

The nice old lady it belonged to – who gave good tips and let me pick sour cherries from her tree – died last year, so I don’t know what’ll happen to the house and garden, and I figured it would be a good thing to take a picture of the pretty flowers in case the new owners decide to do something completely different with the garden.


Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - May 2016

Every gardener I know seems to be saying this last week ‘Goodness hasn’t the garden shot up this week’ and yes we have been blessed finally with warmer temperatures which coupled with the rain has given plants a real boost.  602 more words


Before The Thunderstorm


For the best part of the day there were two consistencies in the weather: it was very warm and it was dry. 286 more words

April 1: Columbine

“Folly. Cuckoldry and deserted love.” These are the sentiments conveyed by today’s flower, Columbine.

Aquilegia also goes by the common name Granny’s Bonnet.

The genus name derives from the Latin word for eagle,  61 more words

Language Of Flowers