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After some help with colourful yellow shrubs for my garden...thank you :)

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:16

Definitely a yellow-leaved Mexican orange blossom, as others have said. White scented flowers a bonus.

Some euphorbias are yellowish too, as are variegated aucubas.

Dark purples work well next to yellow as well. Pittosphorum Tom Thumb is a good one. Black sambucus if you have space. Or a gorgeous purple smoke bush continues.

Underplant with yellow narcissus, primroses, then sterbergia autumn crocus and winter aconite bulbs (also yellow!)

Could also try some purple palm type plants like cordylines and  phormium, which add structure to a border.

Plant ID please

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:46

Thanks fidget - you have quite an array! Can't ask the person who gave it to me, gardening granny, because she was an old lady who passed away.

Plant ID please

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 22:47

Thanks everyone. Can't wait to see how it behaves in June, nut!

I'm off to google Lychnis too now

I thought about Stachys, but throne I have already in the ground, is very silver compared to this one.

 

 

Talkback: Bumblebee rescue

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 22:45

 you're not mad, you're lovely!

 

Talkback: Bumblebee rescue

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 14:56

Lovely story.

Here is a bee we 'saved' a few months ago in North London - it got prime organic Greek honey (our bees are posh y'know)  and flew off, happy as L

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38452.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

arry, in no time.

Plant ID please

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 14:51

This was given to me as a tiny cutting last easter. It has been gradually building up leaves since then and hasn't yet flowered.

What is it?

Thank you 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38449.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/38450.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Hedgehogs?

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:35

 Dove


Thanks for the link to hedgehog street - it sounds brilliant - sadly, I don't think that all our neighbours down our street would be interested - several are dog owners and don't care for their gardens at all

Couldn't find a hedgehog rehoming place near me, but shall carry on looking!

Small tree stump in ground

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 12:19

It's 5 inches across, not a baobab tree! I'm sure leaving it will be fine

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