I had great difficulty in getting any photos of them that I was happy with. The stems of these plants are very slender, and the blooms blow about in the slightest breath of breeze - and it has been very windy here most of the time. Anyway, I think these photos demonstrate adequately the beautiful colours of these lovely flowers.
Recently I have developed a great interest in this plant variety, and am beginning to learn more about it. For instance, Sue, from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments, recently wrote an informative blogpost explaining about the variability in flower colour of Aquilegias, and how seeds may develop into a plant which has flowers of a completely different colour to its parent. Now I understand why Diana wouldn't tell me what colour the ones she sent me would be!
Diana, I hope you are reading this. Thank you very much for those seeds!
STOP PRESS! (Late addition, just before heading off on holidays...)