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10/05/2014 at 19:23

We had a lovely thread showing our different daffodils, so I thought as there are so many different aquilegias we could share photos of the ones we have in our gardens.

I don't have any apart from these that have reverted to a fairly dull purple and all facing downwards, still gorgeous though...

I would love to see some of yours 




10/05/2014 at 19:25

Nice idea Mrs G.

I'll see what I can find on the PC later

10/05/2014 at 19:26

If the rain holds off I'll take the camera out into the garden and see what we've got - most of mine are just opening 

10/05/2014 at 19:32

It's less wind I need for new photos. It's all thrashing about out there. 

I've got some from last year though

10/05/2014 at 19:35

I also have one that's a bought one this year but it's not open yet. \lokk forward to seeing yours Nut and Dove.

10/05/2014 at 19:42

I've got some new Touchwood ones but they haven't been photographed yet

10/05/2014 at 20:19

 Here is my cream Mckanna Hybrid from last year. I have 3 in total but 2 didn not flower last year.

I cant wait to see what colour they are! I'll post a few pics when they do

10/05/2014 at 20:23

Here's one of mine:

No idea what variety, sorry! They are BIG flowers though 

The other two I planted last year haven't come up this year 

10/05/2014 at 20:25

Looks like a Mckanna too Panda

10/05/2014 at 21:12

 The leaves and flower shape of the second two suggest they've got some A. viridiflora in them

10/05/2014 at 21:50

Here are a few from other years - I'll add some current ones when the weather improves!









10/05/2014 at 21:55

Lovee them all  but especially the blue and the white from bob.

I don't know the names of the different varieties, can you lovely lot let me in on the secret or shall I look it up?

10/05/2014 at 22:26

They get so mixed up that most of them don't have names Mrs G

McKana are long spurred hybrids as in Bob's picture, there are a lot of different ones.

A. caerulea is a species, very pretty.

The middle one of mine is probably a cross between two species, A. vulgaris and A. viridiflora 

10/05/2014 at 22:56

So vulgaris are fat common ones, with mini spurrs?

Mckanna brighter with long fancy spurrs?

Hybrid, Caerulea and viridiflora ? 

All new to me. I did do a fair bit of googling but nothing that made sense

10/05/2014 at 22:57

 I think they're McKana.  Several others budding, will post when flower.

10/05/2014 at 22:59

Last pic is gorgeous yarrow.

10/05/2014 at 23:06

That's very kind MrsGarden.  I'm a bit hit or miss with the lens to be honest and really struggle to get close ups.  When I do, I'm never sure what I did.  I can't photograph anything really small...which really bugs me at the moment as I'd love to manage to get some close ups of little beasties one of these days.

10/05/2014 at 23:09

Know what you mean. Today was my first attempt beyond point and shoot. Green icon, gold icon and scene something icon is all I can say! They all looke dthe same to me!!!

11/05/2014 at 10:25



These are mine I especially love the last one, no clue what their names are though . I love the ones in the first picture of Nutcutlet's; those are gorgeous that dark blue.. Sorry for my horrible spelling.

11/05/2014 at 11:02

I love your fourth one down GirlfromBelgium, I suppose it loses the yellow as the flower opens?

Its stunning

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