Morning 👋🏼☕️ - #aquilegia still blooming. Elaine, these were the seeds you kindly sent me ages ago, first year flowering - most are a yellow/white colouring but this one had a hint of red. Thank you 🙏🏼😊 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom #columbine #aquilegia-vulgaris
Hope do you keep it looking so good? And in a sunny location. 😍 Mine only gets a couple of hours of afternoon sun and it still has brown tips to the leaves and leaf miners 😬 The other one in full shade seems to be doing well but I'd love to have one in part shade as it's by my back door.
Yep, leave till the seed pods form and turn brown, then when they start to split open cut off and then simply turn upside and scatter the contents over a bare patch. The seeds produce the colour variations, and always good to start off with at least two different varieties to encourage cross pollination. If you just want more of the same colour then instead divide the plant as its the only way to guarantee they come true to the same colour. 👍🏼 @justin
@Richard.spicer.7906 You are so organised. Aquilegias are very promiscuous and I just leave them to seed all over the place. When they flower and not to my liking I just yank them out. There does seem to be an awful lot of purple. I grew a really nice pale green one Green Apples & very dark 1 Black Barlow from seed last year. They were both freebies with garden mags.
@angipangi I have left them too in the past, and occasionally I have an Autumn clear out. These were taken from some of the better colours. You green apples one sounds lovely, I'll have to check it out. I'm always on the look out for more of the natural looking varieties - not massive fan of the doubles, or the bold two tone colours, with a couple of exceptions.
Morning everyone 😀. Even though the flowers have long since faded, there is certainly still lots of things that give me interest in my garden at this time of year. The stems of these Aquilegia are surprisingly resilient with all this windy weather. #seeds #aquilegia
No need @kathy - I have so many that seed around naturally. However, the one thing I have noticed is that there clearly is some cross pollination between them all - I think I may have come across some lovely self-created hybrids!