Tag Archives: yellow flowers

Canna

If you have not been lucky enough to spend a week in the Caribbean, but love dreaming about the possibility of going there, then a couple of these wonderful plants will certainly help your imagination along the way.     OK, they are not truly hardy in the UK, I live on the South Coast and mine pop up every

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What does your front garden say about you?

Small Garden Design: Make your front door a really welcoming entrance      We believe that everyone can have a lovely garden even if you can’t afford to spend very much. We have always tried to show you how you can achieve a gorgeous garden with only a small amount of effort and having only spent what you can easily

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Rudbeckia

Why do I like these so much, well I suppose I am a sucker for flowers that create a mood – and when these ones flower, my mood is happy.   I know the plant disappears in the winter, and is a little slow to re-emerge, but that’s because it flowers in late summer, and the one I have ‘Goldstrum’

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Crocosmia

Crocosmias are really good at creating spectacular displays without requiring acres of space.   They have bright fresh green sword like leaves, which means they grow up, not outwards and as they don’t have twiggy bits you won’t scratch yourself if they go all the way down the path.    In summer you get tropical red, orange or yellow flowers held

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Tulips

Any garden without tulips is missing something – a bit like dressing up for dinner or a night out and forgetting to put your jewellery on.  They are meant to pop up and yell ‘look at me I’m a drama queen’.    Tulips catch your attention when not a great deal of large sized flowers are out.  Their role is

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The problem with mixed boxes of plants!

  One of my pet hates are mixed boxes of bedding plants, because it is so easy to go home and plop everything in one place, and it just looks untidy.  I mean in your sitting room would you mix pink, white blue yellow and green over brown and grey walls, (I am hoping you all are saying ‘no’ at

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Primula Vulgaris

Primula Vulgaris   Don’t be put off by the name, the ‘vulgar’ suffix really is latin speak for common, but that undermines it’s beauty too. The word we should use is native primrose, pale lemon yellow with matching yellow hues on the leaves, which positively glow in dappled shade.   Why go for artificially bred colours, they are not as

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Even Garages can be loved!

  Small Garden Design: Every bit matters, honestly!   OK it’s a garage, it’s a functional space, why bother? Well why not bother too?   In my opinion, we can all make the place we live in just a little bit lovelier with a little bit of effort.  I am sure all of you would enjoy the dog walk a

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Bedding

Just because something has been around for years, it doesn’t mean it is the best or most suitable option.   Take corsets for example, no self respecting lady was seen without one for hundreds of years until someone developed a more practical and comfortable alternative – this is exactly what I think about bedding!     I know Nurseries and

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Size and placement

  Small Garden Design : Size Matters   This person has clearly thought about their front garden and has planted a really well looked after box hedge, and they have bought two specimen plants the phormium and rosemary for the inside.    There a a couple of issues here, firstly that the plants don’t fill the area despite being big, so

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