Flowers in Bloom – Aquilegia

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Aquilegia are one of my favourite late spring/early summer flowers.  They are a cottage style perennial, and are also known as Columbines but traditionally named “Grannies Bonnets” !

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If you look at the shape of the flowers they look like an old fashioned ladies bonnet that would be tied with ribbon under the chin.

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They come in a wide range of colours – purple, pink, white, blue, mixed and yet to flower in my garden  – sunny yellow.

Aquilegia produce masses of seeds after flowering and I pass some of these on to my gardening friends.  The remainder create LOTS of new plants near to their mummies, the following spring!

 


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