Corncockle in full flower 3/12/19 central southend on sea
I’ve got a big patch of those wild mauve/pink ones, very small flower but they’re been here for 30+ years and still come up the same colour.
Here’s the yellow one
I think this Aconitum is one of the best for bees, apart from the giant Echium, don’t suppose it’s a natural.
Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor.
The Aquilegia is definately a variety of Canadensis ie the Canadian one , i've not grown Monkshood and know next to nothing about it but whatever it is it's sure is a pretty thing .
Vendée, Western France
edited December 2019
I had that creamy monkshood in my Belgian garden but haven't seen one here. Haven't seen blue either come to that but, thanks to
, I have seeds.
I find the Magpie/Guinness colour form of aquilegia fairly stable but every other one I've ever had reverts to that mauvy pink. I just take them out or else move them to a corner where it doesn't matter as the pollinators enjoy them.
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
I love aquilegias, such graceful plants. I have a pack of McKana giants to sow in January.