aquelegia flowering now

At end August I bought a sad aquelegia for 50p. Re-potted and nursed so it is now a lovely big healthy plant.But it has a lot of flowers and more comming. It is in the coldframe facing east and quite sheltered. How do I care for it now?  Will it overwinter in coldframe, garage or should it come in to the house. I am in Staffordshire.   Any tips appreciated. Thank you, Maggie 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,988

    Just enjoy it mags. It's hardy, you don't need to hide it in a cold frame. It's celebrating youyr superior nursing care. It will probably flower again at the more normal time

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,535

    How lovely to have something so beautiful at this time of year as a reward for your tlc.  I agree with Nut, best kept out in the fresh air. image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Oh, that's great!  It seems such a delicate plant I was sure it wouldn't be hardy.   I will move it out to where I can see it and stop fussing!  Thank you both very much. Mags

  • SORRY!  It isn't an aquelegia.  It is an ALSTROMARIA.  Not the same thing atall.  I feel such a fool! Mags

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,535

    LOL!!! It happens to us all - my one and only alstromeria is in a pot and is overwintering in a sheltered corner of the terrace - if we get snow forecast I'll move it into the little wooden growhouse and cross my fingers.  

    There was a query a while back  http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/alstroemeria-overwintering/31182.html

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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