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Parents and Child...I'm Guessing

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This being the fourth year I have been the custodian of our garden, I have started to find lovely little babies of my Aquilegia named cultivars. This morning I discovered this gorgeous little thing….

I’m guessing the nearby parent plants are…..

Aquilegia ‘Ballerina’

and Aquilegia ‘Alpina’.

Although it could also be a little seedling from seed sent to me by one of my kind GoY friends. Who knows?
This is the joy of Aquilegias :)

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could well be but the way the genes are so mixed it could have been a self fertilized one of either the pink or the blue one. they are such 'hussies' :o)

27 May, 2017

 

Ah...Well, without DNA testing theres no way of knowing. Its a gorgeous blue flower though! :)

27 May, 2017

 

Isn't the blue one lovely! I've not seen one like that before. Lets hope it has some equally spectacular youngsters in time!

27 May, 2017

 

Owww just gorgeous that double, triple blue hussy offspring! Made me laugh Sbg ?. Grannies are my plant of the year. My Black Barlow seems to have made them all frisky with such beautiful new plants, all noticably darker colourings than ever before.

28 May, 2017

 

What a beautiful first photo.

28 May, 2017

 

Thanks everyone...glad you like the 'Ballerina Bleu' ;)

28 May, 2017

 

That's fabulous Karen ... I have one similar in form, but darker, which I put down to the pink 'Ballerina' you sent me mingling with another!

28 May, 2017

 

The joys of mingle planting, you just have to love Aquilegia's even if they are hussies, lovely photo's Karen..

29 May, 2017

 

Fab flower, Karen.. super structure and colour !

30 May, 2017

 

Thanks Shirley, Terra and Lincslass. I am very pleased with this lovely surprise! :)

30 May, 2017

 

Literally only started working with my garden in February but Aquilegias are my absolute favourite...something I am keen to try and plant from seed next year !

1 Jun, 2017

 

Oh..welcome to GoY Newatthis! I struggled for years with getting late spring colour after the bulbs are finished and before the roses flower. Aquilegias and Alliums are absolutely invaluable for this period. I'm filling all my gaps with them now!

1 Jun, 2017

 

I am going madder then normal, spent day catching up on Goy since 1st couldn't get in garden as had next doors builders in my garden needing access this morning (not happy but thats another story but lets say gloves are off), then when they finally left I thought great, get in the garden and it started to rain!!! :-(. I read this the other day and really thought I had left a comment but saw today I hadn't. They are really lovely! Not surprised you are so happy with them. @:-) Supposed to be a mad smile lol.

2 Jun, 2017

 

Hope you get out there tomorrow Jen..sorry to hear about neighbours. :(

2 Jun, 2017

 

They are driving me crazy, Wednesday night, he came over all friendly and said have guttering and fascia boards changed soon and was it ok if builders had access. I said fine, and he said would let me know when. Next morning there was a banging on the door at 7.50am. It was builders telling us to move our cars so they had access to that side gate. Tim said no and to come back at 10. Didn't like the way builder spoke. Told them also they couldn't use our drive for van as we had customers coming. They finally came back at 1pm and were here, my side till 4pm, then said had to come back in morning. If it had been the other way round, I would have gone around with a bottle of wine to say thank you and sorry for them just turning up. We have not had a word from them. Talk about the builders being cowboys, working just off la.ladders, loud, swearing at the top of their voices. Did see her Thursday morning, said hello and she just looked at me and turned her back on me and walked away Think this is still all over hedge. Builders have even left a bit of drainpipe.not attached to anything as in no down pipe hanging our side.. she then even told them what we do for a living, which she should have known better as she is a RAF wife. See we have been warned by police that since London and Manchester there is a website suggesting that they brake into places like ours to get our stock so we have to be extra careful... sorry Karen Rant over :-)

2 Jun, 2017

 

Oh groan...thats pants Jen. I am sorry. Oh, I do hope things improve over time. I am so grateful that our nearest neighbours are far enough away to make these problems very unlikely. I guess people in your business are always living under the threat of robbery. I would be stressed out by it. As for the access issue..they ought to be very grateful that you have agreed to let them in at all. After all, its of no benefit to you whatsoever. Just a whole lot of inconvenience and unpleasant noise. They sound very ignorant and selfish.

2 Jun, 2017

 

The boss of builders did say thank you and that if we hadn't allowed access then they could not have done the job. That letter from police did unnerve me but Tim said no different to when the IRA was active. Also why we have a same level alarm as a bank and the boys look the part ?. Next door hubby other night was complaining about cost of dog food and I told him about Internet company called "Fetch " I use them as boys food works out £40 a month cheaper then using pet shops and they use Acrdo to deliver so get choose 1hr slots 7 days a week. Orders over £29 are free. Don't know if any help to you. Being rural like you I also find it a help. You are lucky not having neighbours, that's what we had wanted but Banks didn't believe in us being able to move business so turned us down for mortgage so we had to fund it ourselves. Sorry again about rant last night. ?

3 Jun, 2017

 

Oh, no need to apologise....I hope it helped to 'get it out' it usually helps me :) Thanks for the info re. dog food. With Molly having such a delicate constitution we use 'Purepetfood' which I order online. It's excellent. Willow gets a bit of it with some supermarket stuff ..Labradors are much less picky about their diet :)

3 Jun, 2017

 

German Shepherds can be fussy as well plus The food Ben was on, Shadow was allergic to. They do all different brand and like that it's 1 hour slot. My are both on James welbeloved now.

3 Jun, 2017

 

Oh yes, Molly was on that for a while...no joy. As soon as I give her anything but home-cooked or 'Purepetfood' she starts to get ill. I think she must be really allergic to preservatives or something. Shes allergic to all the cereals. She's even allergic to the grass. Poor little thing.

3 Jun, 2017

 

Poor thing, Ben a bit like that with grass, if he eats the smallest bit then he is ill but Shadow is fine, nibbles at the grass all the time. Think what didn't help is where my 2 were breed to be working dogs, both breeder .feed the raw diet. Shadow was weaned on raw bits of chicken. Not a fan of raw diet so put him on kibble and then it took a while just finding one he could tolerant.

4 Jun, 2017

 

It was a big problem for us for 10 years..but sorted..for now :) its hard though when you try everything and nothing seems to work. But I dont give up easily. My son also had food allergies. The GP was unable to help me, said it wasnt bad enough and he was too young to do skin patch tests. so I sorted it for myself. By the time they got around to patch testing him at 4 I knew everything he was sensitive too and had worked out replacements for myself. He had the healthiest diet! You just have to keep on trying don't you. :)

4 Jun, 2017

 

That must have been so hard on your son and you. When they are young, they want to eat what their friends are eating and also going to Birthday parties and things must have been nightmare!

5 Jun, 2017

 

Yes it was..he had to take his own little box of birthday food wherever he went! Thankfully by about 7yrs his body had learned to accept most things. But it gave him a really healthy habit and he's still not a 'cake' or 'dairy' person.

6 Jun, 2017

 

Glad it got better for him. And lucky him, wish I didn't have such a sweet tooth and love my cheese (sometimes a bit too much) when I was pregnant with Laura, we went on holiday to France and they had just starting to say not to eat soft cheese, boy that was a hard holiday watching the rest of them tuck into all the cheese :-).

6 Jun, 2017

 

Yes, I can well magine!

6 Jun, 2017

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