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Aquilegia everywhere

in and out
the rain





Gill McGrath © May 18 flowers. pink and purple


The Gracious Lady of Spring

Perhaps the most beautifully ‘designed’ flower in the Spring garden is the Aquilegia.  For balance of shapes, clarity of lines, elegance and lightness it is unsurpassed. 6 more words

In a Vase on Monday - Granny's Bonnets

For this week’s vase I decided to feature aquilegias which as I said in my last post are a real favourite.  The aquilegias in the vase are the real Granny’s Bonnets, as in one of the common names for Aquilegia, as opposed to the long spurred aquilegias I showed in the GBBD post which I believe hail from the US. 105 more words


Liver Birds

Liver birds, looking out to sea and looking out over the city.  Looking out for a florist who hasn’t visited for some time and who’s slightly lost looking for the venue.  178 more words


Falling Stars

It’s once again the time of year when aquilegias earn their reputation as cottage garden favourites – and sometime show-garden stars. 597 more words


Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - May 2015

Unusually for me I’m a day late with the GBBD post but I had a wonderful surprise on my return from Rome as the Alliums have just started to open their puff-ball flowers and there are a whole array of them dancing above the prostrate rosemary. 472 more words

My Garden

Perennials' Hidden Surprises

Many varieties of columbine or Aquilegia are in beautiful full bloom in the perennial beds.

As plants such as catmint, heuchera, polemonium, geum, and poppies grow to fill gaps, I’ve been looking for a way to keep the hens out of the bare spots where they love to make a mess scratching and pecking. 124 more words