Posted: 19/08/2014 at 06:16
..this is one of the Austin's that did not stand the test of time in this country...a few of his don't and they discontinue them.... probably suffered with too much black spot....or poor growth.... as sometimes happens, some of these do better in hot climates like Australia or California...as this one does, it seems...
I did wonder if that might be the case .... not much point in trying it here then - nothing Antipodean about this garden. Never mind - it was a nice idea.
On a related topic .... there is a beautiful white aquilegia called Dove - i've seen it growing at Wisley and taken a note of the name. You could have a garden full of Doves
I sowed some earlier - nothing yet - maybe in the spring