Aquilegias are favourites of mine and I’m lucky that they seem to enjoy living in my garden. In fact they are very promiscuous and are seeding themselves all over the place, like joyful trollops of the plant world, popping up in various different colours.
The photo below is of part of my back garden, I’ve been trying to grow various plants around that archway over the years but nothing is keen to clothe it, and quite a few have given up the struggle completely. My latest attempt was with a vine, but it has only grown about 1 inch since the spring. I suspect it’s going to give up too.
And this is the pink oriental poppy which just turned up in my garden one year, despite trying to move her several times she just keeps coming back, her tap root is just too big to get to the bottom of it. She (must be a girlie as she’s so pink and frilly) looks sort of out of place in amongst smaller plants, but she’s determined to stay there.
And here is another cygnet update, as you can see they’re growing fast and are really looking swan shaped now and are happy enough to swim off, away from mummy swan.
What with everything which has been going on in our house recently, getting it ready to put on the market, I haven’t been getting out and about at all, hence the garden and park photos.
I can’t believe how complicated selling a house has become since we last did it. I preferred the old system, as usual. The whole thing is so much more stressful than it used to be, and it was bad enough before. Oh well, we’re getting there – I think.