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.|