The First is Always the Best

IMG_0847 (2)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!

26 thoughts on “The First is Always the Best

  1. Like you I always look forward to the Aquilegia….I think my first one is going to be one I grew from Lucy’s seed, she grows the tallest largest yellow one I’ve ever seen, so I had to pinch seed. Must take picture.


  2. Lovely aquilegia and it looks great with the
    Azalea… I’ve spotted some self seeded ones in my garden so I’m looking forward to seeing what theyre like 🙂


      1. Yep 🙂 theyre on of few plants that self seeds in my garden – working hard to improve the soil which is full of rubble 😦


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