Caley member Colin has sent in some photos of the plants looking good in his garden at the moment. Personally, I have very few yellow flowers in my own garden (only a few daffs), preferring to have pinks, purples and whites, but the yellow certainly helps to lift your mood. Does anyone else have a colour preference in their garden or do you favour a riot of colour?
Trollius europaeus: Flowers May – Jun and likes damp soil.
Ranunculus acris ‘Flore Pleno’: Flowers from late-spring into summer. Likes moist soil and will grow in sun or part-shade. According to Colin, it can be a bit of a thug but it does look great.
Tulipa sprengeri: A late-flowering wild tulip. Colin grew these from seed – it takes 4 years to flower!
Paeonia daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii: delightfully nicknamed “Molly the Witch” the seeds of this plant take 2 years to germinate! Macplants recently posted about this plant on their Facebook page – worth checking out if you are interested in growing it in your own garden.
I was going to add that I can’t believe that Colin has a bit of bare soil in his garden, but I can see a couple of labels there, so obviously something is still to come up. Watch this space to see what it is.