(I think also the camera won out over the i-phone)
We have pale pink aquilegia that I am not very keen on, but coming out first they always herald early summer for me, then white, purple/blue doubles and a stripy red and white multi-layer looking like tiny chrysanths, perhaps a bit over the top and not very true to original flower.
Then last year we got these… gratis
This year I so looked forward to them again, knowing the plant only grows one year and flowers every other year – bi-annuals? I so hoped there were seeds that grew as plants, it is impossible to tell which are which in our “nature friendly” garden.
Yes! They survived and came out!
Then promptly cats, with whom we wage war -(any suggestions gratefully received) and deluges of water battered them into the ground, bent and broke the stems. Flowers turned to soggy brown mush.
Rain all very well, cats I dislike intensely. Even after reading Jennie – Paul Gallico
Two weeks later…
Low down, but healthy and beautiful.