Posted: 30/06/2013 at 18:55
When the aquilegia seedpods ripen and begn to crack open, take them and shake out the seeds where you want them to be.
Take a good look at the leaves of the plants you have (maybe take a photo to remind yourself) then when they pop up in the spring you'll recognise them and know they're not weeds.
They may even begin to grow this autumn (depending on weather etc) and you can think them out a bit and transplant the little seedlings so they each have a bit of space to grow.
I keep finding them popping up in my veg patch (think the last owner but one had a flower border there) so when they've got three or four proper leaves I gently dig them up with a trowel and as much soil as I can, and move them over to the flower border.
I've had all sorts of really pretty colours come up as they're a bit promiscuous
As for the purple toadflax - it'll come up everywhere, in places you want it and in places you don't As with the aquilegias, take a good note of what the leaves look lime, then when you're weeding next spring you'll recognise it and you can leave them where you want them and pull them out where you don't