My poor plants have endured a long drought and a storm this past month, but happily they are still standing.
Views Across The Garden
Despite the lack of rain, there has been a huge spurt in growth:
In last month’s garden post I focused on Tulips and and shade loving plants. This month includes more information on Aquilegia and Alliums – two of my cottage garden favourites.
Aquilegia are adored by bees, and always remind me of the beautifully illustrated fairy books of my childhood by Cicely Mary Barker.
Aquilegia are also known as Columbine or Granny’s Bonnets – a very fitting name for their bonnet like blooms.
They come in a variety of colour combinations both single and mixed:
Aquilegia self seed and can become invasive, but I love to see them planted in drifts, or adorning gravel paths, creating a nice relaxed planting scheme.
I also like…
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