It's columbine time again, or aquilegias/ grannies bonnets if you prefer. I've seen some lovely ones round blogland so thought I'd share some pictures of mine again. They have such a dainty cottage charm about them and are so varied and easy to grow.
I'm not sure if the blue ones came from a seed swap I did with Elaine last year. I sprinkled some of the seed directly in part of the garden away from the others and sowed some in pots. The potted ones have made nice healthy plants, but with no sign of flowers yet. Is that normal? I didn't think they were biennial.
The chive are all opening now too and looking pretty
And the lilac is smelling beautiful. I always want to bring some indoors, but my Nan used to say it was bad luck, so a vase on the table outside is a compromise! No idea where the superstition came from, and it annoys me that it's still in my mind, but I can't make myself ignore it. How silly!
Any superstitions you still stick by, even though they make no sense?