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Aquilegia 'McKana Giant'

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kez001uk

#aquilegia #columbine #aquilegia-mckana-giants-mixed #grown-from-seed

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KOutdoors

They’re so pretty I’m tempted to get some of these 🤔 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@KOutdoors you should! They’re so easy and have such pretty foliage too. The flowers are just a beautiful bonus 🤍

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hkyfvr

Lovely flowers 🤍💛🤍

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr thankfully they stayed looking good after the leaves were stripped. Most of my Aquilegias have been attacked by sawfly larvae 😩

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hkyfvr

Oh no. Have to google those. They sound like our gypsy mot caterpillars 🫣

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr is it time for the moths yet? They’re the worst sounding pests ever 😱

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hkyfvr

I found a couple on our one maple. George sprayed the trees. Seems ok for now 🤞🤞 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr caught them early, that’s great to hear 🙏🏻

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hkyfvr

Thanks Kerry. 🙏

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kez001uk

Second flush 💛 #aquilegia #columbine #aquilegia-mckana-giants-mixed #grown-from-seed

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hkyfvr

So pretty. Love getting those extra blooms. I got a few as well. Bonus beauty 💛🧡💛

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pelly

Wow, lucky you, I never get a second flush with mine 💛💗💛

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr it’s lovely when they make the extra effort 😁

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kez001uk

@pelly had to cut them back cos of powdery mildew 🙈 must have timed it right 😜

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alan1111

I only cut mine back a couple of weeks because of mildew. A bit late for a second flush. I didn't know you could get a second round

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hkyfvr

I cut mine back and they started growing again. A few flowers popped out too. Mostly foliage though. Very nice 👍😍

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kez001uk

@alan1111 it’s a pain on aquilegias isn’t it 😔 never know, might still be chance of more 😉

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr it’s a good thing their foliage is pretty too 😉

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hkyfvr

It sure is 👍💚💚

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kez001uk

#aquilegia #columbine #aquilegia-mckana-giants-mixed #grown-from-seed

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pelly

Love the paleness of this 💛💛💛

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juliesgarden

💛💛

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hkyfvr

Very delicate looking 💛🤍

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vegandmore

Liking this one ☺️

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kez001uk

@pelly it’s so delicate looking. Not so giant either 😅

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kez001uk

@juliesgarden 🤍💛🤍

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr it really is 😍 like tissue paper flowers 🤍💛

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kez001uk

@vegandmore it’s a pretty one 🤍💛

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kez001uk

#aquilegia #columbine #aquilegia-mckana-giants-mixed #grown-from-seed

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emch

#spectacular-flowers

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hkyfvr

Beautiful flower. Love the colour 💛 can see a little pink in them 🌸

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jmlincoln

The perfect star 💛

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kez001uk

@emch thanks Eileen 😛

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr thank you Diane ☺️ the buds have a pinkish flush but the back petals are usually a lot more pink. They seem to change every year 😂

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kez001uk

@jmlincoln thanks Jackie 😊

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hkyfvr

Very welcome Kerry. Mine are a wine colour this year and I swear they were more purple last year. Maybe it’s my memory or maybe they do change from year to year. 🤷‍♀️

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr I read they easily cross pollinate so I guess we could end up with any number of variations 😂 loved seeing your one with random white stripe 😛

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hkyfvr

Thanks Kerry. When I saw the white I had to check it out. Was surprised to have a different flower. 👍😍🤍

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kez001uk

#aquilegia #columbine #aquilegia-mckana-giants-mixed #grown-from-seed

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pelly

I have a couple of Mckanas but not yellow. That's lovely 💛💛💛

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kez001uk

@pelly I’ll try save seed 😉 have a few different yellows so will try save from them all 😁

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gjones

That's a pretty one💛

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pelly

Thanks very much Kerry 💛🙏

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kez001uk

@gjones something extra nice about the simpler ones 💛

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kez001uk

@pelly always welcome 💛

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kez001uk

#aquilegia #columbine #aquilegia-mckana-giants-mixed #grown-from-seed

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italydiva

Impressive!

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hkyfvr

Love these colours. Had one like this years ago but it did not come back after a bad winter. 💗💛

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kez001uk

@italydiva thanks Angela ☺️ they’ve gone a bit mad after being divided last year 😜

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr I’m sorry to hear that 😢 if you ever fancy some seed to try again, let me know ☺️

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hkyfvr

Thanks Kerry. So kind of you. Will let you know. 🙏💗

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr my pleasure ☺️

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alan1111

I've got this, well it looks like it 😆 flowering for the first time. Six plants lots of flowers 😀 how are you hope you mom is doing better

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kez001uk

@alan1111 6 plants?? Going to be a great display they put on! Mum is doing much better thanks. Healing better than expected so no surgery needed 🙏🏻 are you & yours keeping well?

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alan1111

Yep, I'm well pleased with them 😁 that's great news about your mum hopefully she'll be back to herself in no time. We're doing good mum having good and bad days I'm doing much better getting back in the garden has helped, lost without it

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kez001uk

@alan1111 thanks Alan, I’m glad too as I’m exhausted doing the donkey work 🤣 I’m happy to hear your mum is getting there. Have you been able to see much of her? I bet the garden is doing wonders for you! After a long bleak winter it is much needed 💚

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alan1111

I know how that goes, mum is here with me 😂

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kez001uk

#aquilegia #columbine #aquilegia-mckana-giants-mixed #grown-from-seed

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solly1961

Stunning 📷,beautiful flower

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pelly

This is one of my favourites 💜💛💜

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judrop

Beautiful

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Davidward

Ooooooooo

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alan1111

A pretty flower those colours are beautiful together

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suzieshadow1227gmailcom

Absolutely beautiful! 💜💜

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gjones

The colours are lovely together! Very pretty 💕

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thehardygardener

That's lovely colours

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midnightgardener

Amazing flower. Such great colours 💜💜💛💛💕💕

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telswirld

Gorgeous k 👌🏻

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kez001uk

@solly1961 thank you Mark 😀 think it’s my favourite colour combination 💜💛

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kez001uk

#aquilegia #columbine #aquilegia-mckana-giants-mixed #grown-from-seed

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solly1961

Beauty 💛

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pelly

That's a lovely one, I'm still waiting for my giants to open 💛💖💛

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kez001uk

@solly1961 thanks Mark ☺️

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kez001uk

@pelly thanks Jane 😁 they’re playing catch up with your others 😛

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gjones

That's a pretty one💛

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kez001uk

@gjones thank you Katy 😄 nice colour combination I think 💛💗

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Lecille

They look like 2 birds dancing 🥰

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kez001uk

@Lecille that’s a great description! 😍

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kez001uk

#aquilegia #columbine #aquilegia-mckana-giants-mixed #grown-from-seed

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solly1961

Beauty

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anges

Beautiful 😍

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💗

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kez001uk

@solly1961 thanks Mark 😊

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kez001uk

@anges thanks Ange ☺️

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kez001uk

@lovemygarden65 thank you Marilyn 😁

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kez001uk

@cyndi thank you Cyndi 😄 I’d never say no 😋 appreciate you thinking of me 😛

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kez001uk

@cyndi I bet you have so many lists of seeds for people 😜 your generosity is pretty special 🥰 I can only think of those gladioli, my old brain doesn’t go back very far 🤣

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kez001uk

@cyndi thank you lovely ☺️ and do let me know if there’s any you want from me 👍🏻

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kez001uk

@cyndi that could be the #bluebell-creeper

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kez001uk

@cyndi 😂 sorry 😜 it’s terrible looking through people’s plants cos you end up wanting one of everything 🤣

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kez001uk

#aquilegia #columbine #aquilegia-mckana-giants-mixed #grown-from-seed

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jeatacake

Wow! Completely different colours to mine, especially the yellow one. 👍💛💖

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pelly

They're beautiful 💛💖💛

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gardengimp

I love these Kerry, they're huuuge,I grew a load from seed years ago, but one year the greenfly did a right number on them so I'm growing some more this year. Mine are McKanas hybrids on the packet, not giants, hoping they're one and the same! @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@jeatacake they’re completely different to what I remember from last year 😂 but any aquilegia is good by me 😛

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kez001uk

@pelly thank you Jane 😀 glad they came back after dividing them. Hadn’t done that before 😜

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kez001uk

@gardengimp they’re amazing looking things aren’t they 😍 I think they’re the same as these, just usually T&M call their stuff slightly different names to confuse us all 😂 greenfly were a pain on these last year. Had to cut them back so early just to try get rid of it 😐 hope your next lot fare better 🤞🏻

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gardengimp

They're little buggers aren't they 😬 Still not germinated so got a way to go yet. Gardening has dragged me kicking and screaming by the balls towards the concept of patience. I get it now 😁 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@gardengimp 😂🤣 it’s a hard lesson to learn though isn’t it! Rewarding when things are a success 😛 I’m having trouble getting any aquilegia to germinate the last few times I’ve tried 🙈

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gardengimp

It is rewarding, I make sure I tell anybody who visits I grew them myself 😃 I seem to remember germinating the last ones down the side of the house, just left the to the elements, no greenhouse. When they get too much sun the seeds don't make good contact on the drying compost. I never have the self seeding problem, I'm too much of a dead heading ninja @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@gardengimp and so you should! Oh that might be worth a go then. I’ll try them outdoors 😁 so glad there’s another deadheading freak around 🤣 I try so hard to leave things to seed but can’t stand the untidiness 😆😆😆

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gjones

Love the colours! Is this a tall variety with an averagely large flower?

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kez001uk

@gjones they’re such a great mix 😍 some flowers come out huge but others small. I think they should be large but there’s too many in the pot now 😅

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Muzz67

Stunning!

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scottz

😍👍😍

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gjones

Oh now I'm getting jealous - you have an almost complete yellow one. Did you start from seed or buy? It's so pretty💛

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vinny3000

Beautiful Kerry @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@Muzz67 thank you Jaqui 😀

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kez001uk

@scottz thanks Scott 😃

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kez001uk

@gjones it’s a lovely one, just a tiny hint of pink on the back. These were from seed 😁

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kez001uk

@vinny3000 thanks Gary ☺️

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kez001uk

@gardengirlla thanks Maggie ☺️ love an aquilegia 😛

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gjones

So pretty

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kez001uk

@gjones thanks Katy 😃

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ublaszko

That looks like one for me 😉

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kez001uk

@ublaszko definitely in your colour palette 😋

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ublaszko

You have quite a few of them now 👍👍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko they’re addictive 😍 have run out of shady space though 😝

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ublaszko

I'm sure you can make more shade for new aquilegias 😉😉

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kez001uk

@ublaszko maybe need more trees to create more shade... 🤔😂

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ublaszko

😉😉 Rowan is a good choice of tree 😆

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kez001uk

@ublaszko most definitely! Love it’s leaves 😍 but I’m a bit obsessed with getting an Oxydendrum arboreum 😍😍😍

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ublaszko

I've never heard of it so I Googled it 😍😍😍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko I’m in love with it! It’s my next purchase after a couple of Montana clematis 😛

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ublaszko

😁😁

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ublaszko

I love how long the spurs are!

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kez001uk

@ublaszko like a fancy octopus 😅

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ublaszko

Pixie hat 😁😁

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kez001uk

@ublaszko 😂😂😂

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jaynehynesburton

Really pretty Kerry

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kez001uk

@jaynehynesburton thanks Jayne ☺️

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kez001uk

Cut right back a few weeks ago and it’s re-flowered already 💛

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plants

Striking flower

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kez001uk

@plants thanks ☺️ was a nice surprise to see it flower again already. Really love them 😍

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midnightgardener

Great photo!! I've got this too. When the winds came it blew quite a few blooms off but I've got some left. They're amazing plants really pretty too 😊😊💕💕💕💕

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kez001uk

@midnightgardener they’re the prettiest flower! Wasn’t expecting to like them as much as I do but they’re just so different! I hope yours last now the wind has left our plants alone for a while 😂

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gjones

Such a lovely colour!

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kez001uk

@gjones they’ve not disappointed. Such a variety and one of the prettiest flowers, I thinks so anyway 😛

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gjones

That's gorgeous!💛😍💛

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kez001uk

@gjones these aquilegia have been my favourite flower so far this year. So dainty and pretty 😍

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gjones

Another beauty!

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kez001uk

Just keeps flowering ☺️

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kez001uk

And that they were the first thing I ever showed in my greenhouse makes them even more special

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kez001uk

Still flowering and still incredibly beautiful!

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kez001uk

I really can’t get enough of these 💖

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kez001uk

I love love love these things! Look like lots of butterflies swarming 😍

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pauline33

They are so pretty 👌😍 @kez001uk

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christineb

So elegant 😍

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kez001uk

@pauline33 @christineb I’m a bit in love with them 😜

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kez001uk

Grown from seed over a year ago and I’m finally going to see it flower ☺️

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