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.

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  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 🙂

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