Each season brings new colours in the garden and for me yellow and orange scream high summer.
Which is why I have chosen a restricted colour palette for this week’s six:
1. Dahlia ‘Lemon Days’
This was a new garden centre purchase on a whim, a lemon dahlia with an orange centre that works well in pots.
I didn’t sow any sunflower seeds this year but I still have a bumper crop self sown from last year’s lot. This is the first to flower.
3. Bronze fennel
The bronze refers to the new growth of the fennel stalks, but at this time of year the most noticeable thing about this statuesque plant is its clusters of tiny yellow flowers. Again a prolific self-sower in our front garden.
4. Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer’
I know I have featured this plant several times but it really is the garden gift that keeps on giving. Shown here with the peachy Lady of Shallot rose peeping through.
5. Day lilies
My mum gave me a clump of Hemerocallis which I only planted a few weeks ago and they have already rewarded me with copious flowers.
6. 🍊 and 🍋
A bit of a cheat as I wanted to pack in a few more citrus shades. Here we have Crocosmia, Lady of Shallot rose, ‘Totally Tangerine’ geum, unnamed dahlia and Calendula.
I am joining in with The Propagator who invites us to share six things from our garden each week. All hail our mighty meme chieftain!
Ps, I was trying not to mention the weather but these pics were actually taken yesterday. Today it’s unrelenting drizzle out there ☔️