Not much to show you from my garden at the moment that hasn’t already been seen. So I thought we’d have a look at six plants that have lovely yellow flowers at this time of year. I know many people associate yellow with spring and especially with daffodils, but it is also a good colour to finish the summer with. All these were photographed outside at the Eden Project yesterday.
- Helianthus. Or sunflowers if you prefer. Lots of them, mostly finished flowering and with drooping heads, but some of the smaller varieties were still looking cheerful.
- Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) – an easy perennial, growing in nearly any sunny situation, even where there is poor soil. I don’t know what variety this one is, but it is very pretty. I only have the common white yarrow, the one that becomes a weed if you let it get into the lawn.
- Ligularia dentata – this was growing close to the pond as it likes moist soil and is good for a bog garden. A little untidy, but cheerful all the same.
- Dahlia ‘Moonfire’ – there was an entire bed full of Dahlias of all types and colours and I enjoyed taking quite a few photographs. I do not grow Dahlias, never have, and living here I suspect I’d get very annoyed by the slugs and snail damage. But I do like taking their photo. And I must admit, the bees were all over them. Or in this case, a fly.
- Helenium. I do actually have two of these in my new bed, Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty‘ and Helenium ‘Ruby Tuesday‘ which is a dark red. This one however is pure yellow and I quite fancy having one. Possibly ‘Kanaria‘?
- Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ – also known as ‘Black-eyed Susan’ though I always think of Thunbergia when anyone mentions that name. It looks great planted in bold drifts with other late summer-flowering perennials and ornamental grasses which is how they have planted it here. And having Monty Don say that the rough stems prevent slug damage I am tempted to add one to my bed next year.
So, do you like yellow in the garden? And if so which is your favourite.
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