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11/05/2014 at 11:23

Thank you  I got it from seed from an example that was growing in my moms garden.
And indeed the yellow dissapears after a while.

11/05/2014 at 11:28

Most of mine aren't in full flower yet. I posted some here last year, and Carrie Thomas of Touchwood(national collection) put some of hers on as well.

I've finished pricking out from 20 packets of Touchwood seed. Next year i expect some really good ones. Most of my existing, except for my raspberry ripple and Nora Barlow will be coming out.


11/05/2014 at 12:23

Wow folks!!! Didn't realise hat there was so many different ones!  Now got Aquilegea envy!!

11/05/2014 at 13:52

What a lovely variety, do have quite a few in the garden but mainly the same 2/3 colour. All have self seeded from somewhere. Think I'll get some seeds of other kinds.

11/05/2014 at 16:22

 This one is a stray seed from garden next door.  It's so delicate and translucent in dappled shade.  Don't know what it is though.

11/05/2014 at 17:02
So lovely and graceful aren't they? Great when plants choose to come and live in your garden.
12/05/2014 at 06:44

  A. vulg. 'Winkey' blue and white

 These were labelled as A alpina, but I thought alpina were shorter than this

 A self-sown one  of many that appeared from out of nowhere before I planted any aquilegias in this garden -  the owner before last must have had aquilegias  - there are some other colours but they're not open yet, and neither are the Touchwoods.

12/05/2014 at 10:11

I've just looked online at A. alpinas - Shoot describes them just as the ones I've got - over half a metre tall 

whereas GW says they're compact and suitable for rockeries 

What do you think? 

12/05/2014 at 13:14

Great thread MrsGarden. Beautiful pictures  I love these plants / flowers, even before they flower they are pretty and grow so quick (great for impatient people like me!)

Apologies in advance if I have ID'd this wrong but I am pretty sure that the pictures below are Aquilegia, not sure which type as I inherited it and I actually moved one of the seedlings a few weeks ago to my new border, it has taken nicely but not flowering this year (I didn't expect it to).


12/05/2014 at 13:33

Yes, you've IDd it right 

12/05/2014 at 17:29

12/05/2014 at 18:10

Yarrow, please tell me the name of that blue one? I think it is just wonderful

I had an Aquilegia; dark, dead purple; a sort of Lucretia Borgia colour. I dug it up and gave it to a neighbour who loves it!

So it is lovely to discover all these very beautiful ones.

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12/05/2014 at 21:05

Not sure on varieties, I have got the labels somewhere, although some have appeared from nowhere

12/05/2014 at 21:43

Rhod your first it Nora Barlow?

They are all so lovely.

Artjak...the blue one came in a mixed pack from B&Q (are we allowed to say that?) of McKanna Hybrids I think.

12/05/2014 at 23:05

Most of mine are not open yet - but here is what happens when a fancy yellow long spurred one has a fling with a common purple.  Not sure i even like it very much, but keep it for novelty value


13/05/2014 at 11:21

Not sure if that worked. If it did it's Black Barlow, bought bare root from homebase last year



13/05/2014 at 11:22

 And again.  I'm a sucker for deep dark colours.

13/05/2014 at 11:30

All mine are self sets, like this one the best.

13/05/2014 at 12:11

These are beautiful, Aquilegias are one of my favourites !

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