Tag Archives: aquilegia

Evolution of a favourite motif

It started as a design worked partly from an aquilegia and partly from a showy lily.┬áIt is an easy motif that flows across the silk. And it has evolved and evolved into a very loose flowery shape I have used … Continue reading

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Beautiful flowers for Chelsea Week

Today is Press Day at the Chelsea Flower Show and it’s always exciting to get the first glimpses of this year’s garden designs on the television. Every year I wonder at the tremendous horticultural skills displayed as plants are held … Continue reading

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An inspirational aquilegia

Long the love of monks scratching away in the scriptorium, the aquilegia, known to medievalists and monks alike as the columbine, has decorated scores of illuminated manuscripts. The various shapes and colours of aquilegias offer plenty of combinations to get … Continue reading

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