like fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.
Peril: Bloodred aquilegia
and (inset) morning glory are two plants to look out for
was a ready winner of the two-year-old 5f maiden, while Band got up close home in the 1m handicap to complete the double for McMahon and rider Graham Gibbons.
formosa, on the other hand, has brightly glowing blooms in scarlet and yellow.
I love my old fashioned roses with their wonderful scent, and my different coloured aquilegias
which grow contentedly every year without any interference from me.
This collection includes two Foxglove "Primrose Carousel", above, two Aquilegia
"Winky Blue", top right, and two Hollyhock "Celebrity", below right, - all are hardy and will flower year after year.
Courtly Dee's produce include US champion juvenile filly and Arkansas Derby winner Althea and Grade 2 scorers Aishah, Aquilegia
, and Twining, all highly successful in the breeding shed.
Try planting some delphiniums, aquilegia
, irises, hebe, verbascum, alyssum, lavender and echinops.
Unfortunately this is a name that refers to several herbaceous plants and without the genera name, it is difficult to establish whether it is an Aquilegia
, Artemisia, Cardamine or Dianthus.
Cottage garden favourites aquilegia
, drumstick primulas and veronica can be tamed and put in pots or window boxes.
Wallington garden is full of colour, and plants of interest include Thalictrum aquilegifolium (Meadow Rue) with pretty, fluffy purple flowers and foliage which looks like aquilegia
, hence the name, but with very different blooms.
I tend to sow only larger seeded species such as lupin, delphinium and red hot poker (Kniphofia) outside, preferring to sow smaller seeded subjects, particularly campanula and aquilegia
, in trays of compost.
and astrantia will also give a blend of colour and structure to the flowerbed.
John Ferguson, at the sale for the first time since 2001 with Sheikh Mohammed, jumped in early with a winning bid of $600,000 for lot 17, a filly by AP Indy out of Aishah, a sister to Althea and Aquilegia
Another perennial to consider is Aquilegia
``Swallowtail,'' a lemon yellow columbine that has trumpet flowers bearing 4-inch tails and finely cut blue-green foliage.