Posted: 09/06/2013 at 17:20
I've just been out deadheading the tulips and doing a bit of general tidying. I've found several lovely aquilegias that have come from self-sown ones from when this garden was owned by a 'gardening person' quite a few years ago before it became neglected for a long time.
When we stripped the turf from one side of the lawn, and dug a veg patch, some of the first little seedlings that appeared were aquilegias. I transplanted quite a few into the Shady Bank.
Now they're flowering and there are some lovely surprises - a very dark almost black one, and a very pretty rosey one, both alpina types, as well as several of the more usual smudgy mauves.