Look who’s dozing by the asparagus, broad beans and strawberries…

Petersham's cat, Thug. Enjoying the morning sunshine, but not so warm and contented that he didn't try to give me just a little nip...  

Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila ‘Atlantis’, if you please

Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila 'Atlantis' (Dwarf fan-shaped columbine 'Atlantis') A short (30cm) aquilegia with these very appealing bi-coloured blooms, with short spurs and glaucous foliage. I'm much happier with this plant than with the State Series aquilegias I saw last spring - big plants , OK, but flowers on steroids, not for me. I'm sure…