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Pale yellow or lemon plants

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:47

Hi everyone.  I'm really lacking 'yellows' in the garden and would ideally like to find some lemon coloured or pale yellow plants to have in small groups in borders and a couple of small beds.  Not as strong coloured as marigolds and coreopsis for instance.

I already have a couple of robust potentilla but would like something more delicate looking and not a bush,  but strong and upright.  Not too tall - say up to 2 foot high.  Soil is 6-7+ ph and would be in full sun.  Also being Scotland - something which could get through winters and a fair amount of wet.  Have good drainage.

I'm lost for ideas and every year I realise I have no nice subtle lemons or yellows and would dearly like to have some.

Any advice?

Beastie artwork

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:34


You have to hand it to the little blighters...they do amazingly efficient work.  My 'Honesty' is turning to seed now and the lower leaves are full of these holes.  I'm assuming that's the culprit creeping along the top edge of the leaf. 


tree enquiry

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 23:00

There's a group of photographers who post photos of different places in Edinburgh on a website and on Facebook every day.  They go absolutely everywhere.  You should check out their website and ask them to go along there and take a photo.  They'd likely do it.  I think they are under the name of 'Edinburgh Spotlight'.  I would go and do it myself but I'm tied up at home for a while.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 22:55

Wow!  What amazing gardens and what expertise and years of experience.  So great to see.  Better than going to a show. x

Woodland plant id's please

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 22:48

That Hogweed looks lovely close up.  Isn't amazing how intricate and beautiful some of the plants we term 'weeds' are.  Especially some of the tiniest ones which can so irritate us in our gardens.

I ought to look this up - and I suppose I still can, but I'll bet that people on here will have good answers - around what era or whereabouts and when did the term 'weed' come into British vocabulary?  Did 'weed' always mean plants considered troublesome or was there some complex meaning which is not as how we generalise about a 'weed' these days?

I'm tempted to go off and look for anecdotes and fame and fables now.

what is this plant

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 22:35

One of the Astrantia or a Geum?

tree enquiry

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 22:34

Graeme if it's the big one - is it the Parrotia or Parroti or something that sounds like that? 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 18:28

 One side of the little bed made of last year's roof slates.  They're all beginning to slide away though.  I just piled them up at the time with nothing to hold them as there were old slates everywhere.  There should have been other geum behind the hosta but they rotted away this winter which is a shame.  Too much colour clash already though.  (I had read Sarah Raven's The Bold and Beautiful Garden - but the artistic side of colour combinations kind of escapes me!!) This was this afternoon and a couple of minutes later the sky turned dark and it belted down with rain.  Was potting up begonias and had to literally throw them in the little plastic greenhouse and duck for cover indoors! What a laugh.  Everything looking nice and green out there now though.

Identification required please

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 06:58


Plant I.D.

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 06:55

One of the Passion Flowers?

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