Unusual flowers - Can you ID them?

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  1. Andrea

    Andrea Apprentice Gardener

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    Hello,
    I confess that I know little about gardening but would like learn.
    I recently moved house and the garden has recently come into bloom, the previous owner was good enough to leave labels for most of the plants but I've discovered a few unusual and very pretty flowers here and there. I'm presuming that they're weeds of some type, but I'm rather reluctant to pull them up because they look so lovely.
    There's been 5 so far and all different colours, I was hoping that someone might know what they are.

    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/Werepig/flower2.jpg

    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/Werepig/Flower1.jpg

    [ 14. June 2005, 06:58 PM: Message edited by: Andrea ]
     
  2. Paladin

    Paladin Gardening...A work of Heart

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    Hi Andrea.
    Nice pics
    Aquilegia. Also known as Columbine.
    They are beautiful flowers and spread around my garden as they want.


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  3. Fran

    Fran Gardener

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    Aquilegia's are lovely Andrea, and you got some pretty flowers. I let them spread like Paladin, they cross breed and can produce some lovely different flowers. Easy enough to remove them before they get established if they are in the wrong place. The country name for the origial blue one, was Granny's Bonnets.
     
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