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Aquilegias and friends..

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Today while the sun was briefly out, i took some pics, and though i’d do this rather than loads of individual pics…

Mostly my seed Aquilegias but a few at the end are other….

This i call Blackcurrant ..

This is my double rose one..

This is almost a lilac colour…

Hard to show this one, it’s metallic blue..

Lemony colour with a pink tip..

Pink tipped one from below..

Almost a plum colour…

The Plum one from Below…

Purple one…

London Pride is going well, this was only a single small rosette last year…

My Oxalis adenophylla, starting to flower…

My black Petunia is starting to flower as well..

I know this doesn’t look like much but it’s the start of one of my favourite blue flowers, quite unusual to, it’s pasithea caerulea, sorry pics a bit blurry, it was a little gusty here…

This is another of my seed grown mossy saxafraga’s a white form…

And to Finish, my Eucomis Bicolor buds slowly getting a lilac edging…

I hope you like looking at my beauties, and thanks for looking…

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what a lovely blog SL, that collection of aquilegea's is so pretty, i dont know which i like best but that metallic blue is stunning. your eucomis is doing incredibly well.

16 May, 2012

 

Like it SL...I loved it. I prefer the plum aquilegea but they are all brilliant. I should have brought some london pride with me from the last garden, a very easy plant. Had a word with my eucomis this morning over a cuppa.

16 May, 2012

amy
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A pretty selection of aquilegeas S/Lad I love them we have several growing in my gravel garden plus a tray full of seedlings which are starting to germinate ,we've no idea what they will be like the packet only says 'Mixed' There's nothing much happening with my Eucomis :o(

16 May, 2012

 

Lovely display of aqulegias SL, I've got the blackcurrant one too. Your Eucomis is way ahead of mine which are only just showing through the soil. I love London Pride, it spreads like mad but easy to control.

16 May, 2012

 

Lovely Aquilegias, my favourite flowers ... I think they are loving the weather conditions in the South ... mine have never had so many blooms before ... :o)

16 May, 2012

 

Lovely to see all the Aqualegia`s, I planted some new ones, grown from seed so waiting patiently and hoping to get some different colours, I love them all...

16 May, 2012

 

Wonderful blog, Surreylad.
You are so clever at growing plants from seeds :o)))

16 May, 2012

 

lovely Surreylad - we have lots of purple ones around on front - beautiful plants well taken pictures

16 May, 2012

 

Thanks Everyone :-)
Sticki the Eucomis and me share a cuppa twice a week...
Lol Pims, that did make me smile it's a bit hard to pick a favourite as i still have some to flower..if you want a bit of my london pride pm me i'll send you a bit..
Thanks Amy, my eucomis i started early, then fed twice a week, if your's is in the ground it may be coming through any time...
Thanks jaykaty i love the london pride as you say easy to control..
Thanks Shirley.T i think your right there loads on mine too...
Thanks Lincslass good luck with yours they are lovely to have..
Thanks Terra, i do love my seed :-))
Cheers Paul appreciated :-)

16 May, 2012

 

What a difference a few hundred miles makes. Our aquilegia are all still in tight bud and look like staying that way until Christmas, the way the weather is! Nice pictures, Surrylad, thank you.

16 May, 2012

 

What a great collection of Aquilegias you have. Very nice, SL.

16 May, 2012

 

Thanks Bulbaholic, this year the weather has been very unusual, hope yours open soon.
Thanks Kat :-)

16 May, 2012

 

i cant find where i put some of them surreylad

16 May, 2012

 

What Sticki, the Eucomis or a cuppa :-)

16 May, 2012

 

Nice blog S/L. Great set of aquilegia pictures.

16 May, 2012

 

surreylad are you giving me an even worse reputation???

i meant the eucomis !!! [i have spare cups !!!]

16 May, 2012

 

:-)) i'm sure they will pop up where you least expect them Sticki :-)

Thanks Cinders :-)

16 May, 2012

 

so long as they pop up i shant complain, it keeps raining and being cold so i havent been out there much.

16 May, 2012

 

i know what you mean, today is the first time i've seen the sun... well some of today that is...

16 May, 2012

 

yes little bits today but i was working morning and again for part of the afternoon ~ work should be while its raining or rain only at night.

16 May, 2012

 

yes that's an idea, rain at night :-)

16 May, 2012

 

should be law!!!

16 May, 2012

 

:-))

16 May, 2012

 

In Croatia it is always raining only in night during the summer. Or mostly. Days are sunny.

16 May, 2012

 

wish it was like that here Kat, had so much rain i'm almost growing webbed feet.... but i'm still in a hosepipe ban area....

16 May, 2012

 

they must be saving it up for an olympic event surrey???

16 May, 2012

 

I needed cheering up a bit..

16 May, 2012

 

A lovely selection ,S.lad..that blue one is my favourite..some of mine are just starting to flower too,but I only have a few...limited space :o(....thanks for sharing..I prefer to see pics as part of a blog..much easier on the eye :o)

16 May, 2012

 

did it work pimms?

16 May, 2012

 

It was interesting to see all those different aquilegias. They're beautiful with you.
I've never heard of that pasithea. I wonder what it's like ...

16 May, 2012

 

Fantastic pic..love tem all..but oh that black pansy! wow ! Like velvet

16 May, 2012

 

What a lovely selection of aqueligias SL....some beauties there. My are looking rather rotten at the moment. Thank you for sharing :)

17 May, 2012

 

great blog and pictures.Stunning colours:)))))

17 May, 2012

 

Thanks Bloomer :-)
Don't mention the Olympics Sticki, we have a bypass round our town, but they have reduced it to one lane for Olympic traffic and now it's all coming through the town, a right nightmare here now...
Lol Pimms :-)
Thanks Hywel, hopefully the pasithea will flower in the next few weeks as long as the weather is ok...
Thanks Pixi :-)
Thanks Scottish, sorry to hear that have they taken a beating then?
Thanks Mark :-)

17 May, 2012

 

oh my! i hadnt realised they were doing things like that surreylad, i can understand you will be glad when its all over.
my son works and lives in london, im not sure how much it will affect him yet.

17 May, 2012

 

one good thing though we have the torch coming through, so i'll take the girls to see that.. lets hope it's not to bad for your son in london..

17 May, 2012

 

he said he wasnt proposing to change his hours but we will see!!!!

[he will have other things on his mind that month as it turns out!!!]

17 May, 2012

 

fingers crossed then, with any luck London should be ok..

17 May, 2012

 

lets hope so!!

17 May, 2012

 

You have some great colours amongst your Aquilegias and a lovely selection of plants in your garden.

19 May, 2012

 

I just found some exactly the same as Blackcurrant SL, growing happily on wasteland..I love it in bud it has a green tinge..I will post a pic later.

19 May, 2012

 

Thanks Hb :-)
Sounds great Pimms :-)

19 May, 2012

 

Some beautiful Aquilegeas SLad and I`ve just googled the pasithea caerulea and it looks the most delightful deep blue, did you grow yours from seed.

20 May, 2012

 

i just googled more images of eucomis-how strange they are! reminds me of bananas! does it need a very hot climate do you have it in a greenhouse or something? :o) ooh and i love the aquilegia ive seen some really dark burgundy coloured ones in my catalogue - described as 'sinister'! very gothic :) - just updating this comment-it was actually penstemon chocolate drop what i ment sorry! lol spot the newbie! :)

20 May, 2012

 

i bought a new eucomis today ~ £2 at an NGS garden

20 May, 2012

 

Thanks Stroller, from a very young plant-let i couldn't get the seed.
Lol Leighleigh thanks, the Eucomis is quite hardy but needs winter protection :-)
which one is it Sticki :-) sounds a bargain for £2

21 May, 2012

 

it only says eucomis hybrid, there was at least one other type there, i chose this one because it was a more upright leaf and bright green colour, no sign of a centre spike though.

21 May, 2012

 

It'll be a nice surprise when it flowers then :-) flower spike should come in time it's not late yet...

21 May, 2012

 

Oh that's good, thank you!

21 May, 2012

 

:-)

21 May, 2012

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