Plant of the moment
Sunday 29 June 1997
Call it columbine and remind yourself of those childhood days with miniature trowel and trug
s Are very in at the moment. Despite avant-garde attempts to convince us that orange is the new pale blue, most gardeners seems to be sticking to the subtle hues of pink-lilac-blue-cream that aquilegias come in. Even better, aquilegias are whimsically known as "granny's bonnet" or "columbine". Using such baby-names shows that even the most austere, dedicated plantspersons are still in touch with the simple joys of childhood gardening with miniature trowel and trug. Sweet.
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