Good morning GTers! I've never been very lucky with growing #aquilegia in my garden but this variety has come back year after year! Shame I don't know what variety it is! Have a super Sunday everyone! 😀 #colourpop
Good morning GTers! I'm loving the mass of flowers this pretty #aquilegia plant is throwing out this year! It's just one of the stars of my weekly photo #blog this week which you can see at the following link if you're interested - www.bigemrg.co.uk/blog/latest Have a wonderful day everyone! 😀 #columbine
Good morning GTers! Another pretty #aquilegia bloom, this time from dad's garden! This one was a nice surprise as it must have arrived as seed blown in from a neighbouring garden! Have a marvellous Monday everyone! 😀 #columbine
Good morning GTers! It's another frosty morning here in Southampton! Remarkably I haven't managed to kill off my #aquilegia yet, although there's still plenty of time before they bloom! Hope you all have a lovely day! 😀 #frost #yourseason
It's definitely a thing in our house! Couldn't find sangria on Sainsburys so made do with some red wine, Spanish grape and elderflower presse and a couple of ice cubes! Just like being on holiday in Spain! Cheers!
Last one for tonight! This is one of my new purchases! Very excited to have an #aquilegia in my garden once again after all the problems I've had with them recently! This one is called Winky Rose and should look stunning if I can keep it alive until it opens! 😀
Morning GTers! My #aquilegia growing attempts continue to frustrate me! The few plug plants I was growing on have met their demise overnight for some reason or other! So, here's a memory of happier times from a few years ago when I must have been luckier! 😀
@juliesgarden - Actually I'm a big fan of the iPhone camera, but you're right, getting a shot like this requires a bit more kit - like three external flashes for a start! For something a bit more modest, I would go for one of the higher end compacts from Sony or Panasonic! I actually use a Sony RX100 model when I visit garden centres, and they can be picked up quite cheaply if you go for an older model like the Mk2 or Mk3! Hope this helps! 😄
@ellenmarygardening - Ah, well they were in my grow house yesterday and it was very hot and they were standing in a small amount of water! Doesn't look like they'll recover but I'll keep my fingers crossed! Thanks! 😀
@bigemrg That's such a shame, isn't it crazy how they will self seed everywhere but sulk when you try and nurture them. I know they are very susceptible to mildew and botrytis, try a very sandy potting compost and avoid them sitting in damp conditions. If all elsewhere fails, just try making a free draining nursery bed outside and sowing the seed direct? Which varieties were you growing?
Beautiful! They always remind me of my Mum- they were one of her favourites :) i was so happy to find them springing up like weeds in my new garden. Can't wait til they bloom, I hope they are as pretty as yours.
@DebsC - Wish I could grow them! Had about 30 a couple of years ago, half a dozen last year, none so far this year - apart from some plugs I bought, but even those are looking dodgy! Don't think I'm destined to have them! 😀
@bigemrg how odd :( mind you they usually turn up where/when you least expect them! I know in one garden I had, they didn't appear at all some years, then all of a sudden i was honoured with there presence! If these are nice I could collect you some seed?
Morning GT peeps! At this time of year a couple of years ago I had many of these lovely #aquilegia blooms gracing my garden! I read that they would self seed and spread like weeds, and my garden would be full of them within a couple of years! Well, today I can't find any! Oh well...