This is my first aquilegia flower of the year. Undoubtedly there have been some that I missed along the way. I was probably admiring foals, sending WM’s into water butts, falling into nettles, eating my sandwiches, chitty chatting, digging, fighting ground elder, dancing or perhaps even day-dreaming. Either way today’s columbine was looking marvellous, as Mr K* nearly said, it is an exceedingly good flower.
*For those of you not brought up on Mr Kipling’s Viennese whirls, cherry bakewells and french fancies then I must explain. Mr K was/is a manufacturer of all things sweet, delicious and decidedly bad for you and his slogan is/was “Mr Kipling makes exceedingly good cakes”. And he does/did!