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Aquilegias – spurred beauties.

What would the early summer be like without the wonderful aquiligeas? We look forward to them as soon as the spring bulbs begin to go over, knowing they will be the next big feature in every part of the garden. We never know where they will appear as they self seed and cross-breed freely. We let them get on with it until we feel they need some new blood. We select interesting colours and shape and leave them to add their genes to our pool of aquiligeas.

They come in so many colours, shapes and sizes but they all have interestingly shaped foliage a little reminiscent of over-sized thalictrum.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

4 replies on “Aquilegias – spurred beauties.”

Thanks. Look out for the tiny white one that has appeared now. It will be in the post “A Wander around the Garden in June” which I shall publish in the next few days.


Yes we are enjoying ours.We haven’t got your range of colour yet. We are trying the Monty Don trick this year, he did it with poppies, of tying a bow around good unusual colours and making sure we let them go to seed when others are pulled up to make way for late summer plants.

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