Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Aquilegias etcetera

Aquilegias are everywhere at the moment, and I love them! How can you not like a plant that self-seeds, survives harsh winters and drought, and doesn't need any care! They also survive the early Spring weeding because their new leaves are so distinctive that you can't really mistake them for anything else. They are looking good in my blue border at the moment. I say blue border, it wasn't meant to be blue, but these beauties have popped up, cornflowers have seeded everywhere, and various Nepeta and Geranium divisions that I've been given have found their way into the mix. Hey presto, an unplanned blue symphony.






Elsewhere in the garden, Geranium Johnson's Blue has enjoyed the hot weather.

And the Arum has had a bumper year, thanks to an absence of late frosts.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Martin, your aquilegias look fabulous and so does your blue border! Can you please tell me what the name is of the spiky plant on the left side of the second photo? It contrasts so nicely with all the cottagey-plants surrounding it.
    Christina

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    1. Hi Christina. It's a Yucca. Really hurts if you back on to it accidentally!!!

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    2. Martin, thanks for letting me know that name of the plant. I am surprised that the width of the leaves is so small, I thought that yuccas have broader leaves but there might be many varieties out there or yours are still babies?!
      Christina

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  2. It's only in recent years that I appreciated Aqulegias, I used to weed them out! But now I introduce more as I now find their blooms gorgeous, and they're tough and undemanding plants too! I like the way they give late spring, early summer colour in the garden.

    Love your arum lilies too btw!

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    1. Welcome to the Aquilegia fan club!

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  3. Very pretty flowers. They combine well with the allium.

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  4. I love aquilegias too. They are just starting to bloom in my garden. Some folk up the road have planted them along a grass verge, and they are putting on a wonderful display at the moment.

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    1. That's a nice idea, I haven't seen them in grass before.

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  5. I can see you love Aquilegias as much as I do - lovin' your blue border, my favourite colour for a border - especially when the delphiniums start to flower. We are away next week and the delphs are just opening - hope I don't miss them in all their glory.

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  6. It is frustrating when you go away and miss things, but then again we'd never go anywhere if we were that tied to our gardens!

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  7. I love the unplanned blue symphony! Jeannine

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