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YELLOW IN THE GARDEN WITH A TOUCH OF LIME!! PART ONE....

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After last nigh’t gales, I needed to inspect the garden for damage, luckily not too much, phew!!
Was surprised to notice just how much yellow we have in the garden, not a colour I use much in the house, so out with the camera, and after loading them on to the computer, I was amazed, so this blog had better be in two parts, dont want you falling asleep half way through!!

So here we go…….


From the top….
Caryopteris..
Erysimum Sunburst.
Santolina Lemon Fizz.


Euphorbia Effanta..
Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow.
Escallonia Gold Ellen, looking rather the worse for wear, she is not too keen on cold winds, she might just have to be replaced, but I do love her pink flowers, might find her a better place, there is a Gold Brian also!!


Fatshedera lizei Annemieke. with a yellow splashed Hedera.
Euonymus fortunei Emerald ‘n’ Gold.
Physocarpus Darts Gold.


Corokia virgata Sunsplash.
Lemon Balm All Gold, not sure what the other yellow one is on the right, this is the herb bed….
Lonicera Mint Crisp.


Euphorbia, not sure which one this is, as they do seed around…
Origanum Aureum Gold.
Golden Hop.
I think that is enough for tonight, yellow can be used in so many ways, it looks fantastic with blue, mauve, brown and for drama black, how have you used yellow in your garden, part two tomorrow………thanks for looking.

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As you may recall A, my front garden is all yellows, and that erysimum is the colour of my new car...which I love! And I've been searching for something to match the yellow, so come on, hand it over!! i'll pin it to my bonnet and drive around looking glam! Lol! I love the geranium with the euphorbia, and let me say..that escallonia looks like a Chelsea specimen compared to mine! I might have to put up a pic to prove how good yours actually looks! I do love yellow in the spring! It's so cheering. P.s. have had a glass of wine this evening.....

15 May, 2013

 

Funny you should write this blog DD because i was thinking about all the yellow in my garden at the min, My gorgeous acer which is more like a tree is really bright acid yellow and a euphoria i bought a few weeks ago, some of my grasses and a phormium yellow wave all shining bright like little pockets of sunshine but, there are yellowing plants which are supposed to be green!! , i put one of my cycads back into the Ghouse this morning before the poor thing turns white with lack of sunshine... HELP :)))
Your yellow plants are looking healthy despite the weather and are brightening the garden up, you must have hundreds of varieties of plants, do you keep a record of how many species you do have? or is that too much hard work lol..

15 May, 2013

 

PS, Karen i could just fancy a glass of wine, i haven't had a alcaholic drink since last July!!!

15 May, 2013

 

Great photos.I love all the plants along the path, Dotty D.
And yellow ...a great colour to brighten the garden...very much used in my front garden borders, particularly with mauves and blues!

15 May, 2013

 

cheers YDD!...glug!

15 May, 2013

 

YDD since last July!! good grief that is going some......my second part contains grasses and Yellow Wave!! and our Cycad looks very yellow, as you say we want some sun please. And yes I do keep a record of all the plants we have, they are on here in 'my garden"' when I look at the list I find it hard to believe we have so many........ good job OH cant see lol
K I need to see a photo of this car lol and only the one glass ? are you not well!!

15 May, 2013

 

Thanks Paul, loads more to come tomorrow,sorry!

15 May, 2013

amy
Amy
 

I like yellow in the spring Angela ,it compliment daffs crocus etc.it cheers us up mentally but then I let that fade into pinks and mauves in the summer months , and then back to autumn colours I like the different seasons and colours ...

16 May, 2013

 

Hi Dotty... lots of good colour ideas there :o)

16 May, 2013

 

You do have a good selection of yellow plants DD all contributing to making it seem as if you have sunshine which is what we need right now.
The yellow I have in the garden seems to be in the form of shrubs, Euonymus, L.Nitida `Beggesen`s gold` Fatshedera, L>Mint Crisp Escalonia `ellens gold` which I moved in march and put it under the Mahonia where its had more protection and its doing very well, and oreganum in the herb pots.

16 May, 2013

 

i love the yellows in the garden and am looking for more to brighten mine in winter months, lovely pics Angela :o))

16 May, 2013

 

I think yellow is my favourite colour Dd and you have some beautiful plants. I love how they are the first plants to glow in the early morning and the last to glow in the late evening.

16 May, 2013

 

Thanks HB you hit the nail on the head there.....I did not realise just how much we had.......
Thanks San there are so many plants to chose from, that will brighten up a garden..
Stroller some of my favourites there, all solid gold.....
TT thanks for your comments..
Amy I like to see it all the year, I must admit, I have some borders that are just silver and blue, but yellow is never far away......

16 May, 2013

 

Lovely blog Dd, I always have a lot of yellow at this time of the year with the spring flowers and have to say the past couple of years its been a cheery sight thank goodness...

22 May, 2013

 

I do so agree with you lincs.....

28 May, 2013

 

Lovely touches of yellow all around your garden Dotty - I pinched an idea from it by planting a Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace' next to a Lonicera 'Lemon & Lime' and am so pleased with the contrast. Also, with Michael being colour blind, yellow is one of the colours to really stand out for him so he loves the Spring flowers, Daffs, Primroses etc. I have very little red in my garden as he cannot see those tones at all ... :o(

10 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks Shirley, I did not realise Michael was colour blind, must be difficult for him.

10 Jul, 2013

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