Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Saturday, 25 May 2013
Aquilegia For May
This year, I'm taking the late Geoff Hamilton's advice and visiting a nursery each month with a view to buying a plant which is in flower for my garden. Doing this should ensure that I have something blooming in my garden every month of the year.
Although I've already got aquilegias in my garden, I couldn't resist this variety when I visited the garden centre today. It's aquilegia vulgaris Clementine Purple, and though I'm not really a lover of double flowers because they make it so much harder for bees to get to the nectar, I thought this variety looked so different to the others I've got in my garden.
My other aquilegias have downward facing flowers, whereas this is a short, bushy plant with upward facing flowers.
It will be very interesting to see if this plant self seeds as prolifically as the other aquilegias in my garden do. If so, I doubt any will resemble the parent plant, they all seem to revert to type.
I'm a forty eight year old mum of two and I live on the outskirts of Leeds in West Yorkshire. I've been married to Mick for twenty six years and we have a son, Daniel, who's twenty two and a daughter, Eleanor, who's eighteen. I gave up work in 2010 and now have more time to indulge in my hobbies of knitting, crochet and gardening. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow along with my adventures.