The wayward Polar Vortex has apparently been behind the recent frigid weather events in the northern hemisphere. But at last there’s been a shift in the UK: from locked-down locked-in C minuses to double-figure plus. Even so, it’s hardly warm and the garden, though defrosted, looks as if it’s been shot-blasted. And so to encourage it and me into thoughts of spring, I’m posting this very exuberant sunflower. Soon be time to sow some seeds for this year’s crop.
In the meantime I’m wondering if the Dyer’s Chamomile in the guerrilla garden over the garden fence will have survived the cold. It made such a show a couple of years ago, though I remember when I sowed it, the packet described it as a short-lived perennial. I’m thinking a fresh sowing won’t hurt. There are times when you can’t have too much yellow.
Over the garden fence: Dyer’s Chamomile and Townsend Meadow under wheat
23 thoughts on “Life In Colour: Yellow”
Ooh, I do like the Dyer’s Chamomile. Must see if I can find some. I think my purple osteospermum has bitten the dust, it is very black and now very soggy. It’s supposed to be hardy, but obviously not hardy enough! I will cut it right back and see if the roots are unaffected, otherwise a space for something new – maybe the chamomile!
You’re showing stalwart gardener’s resolve there, Jude – as in a plant lost = room for something else.
Your warmed up yellow looks great for a cold day. Sleet, snow and freezing rain…take your pick…we seem to be getting it all at once.
That sound pretty brutal, Beverly. Hope you’re keeping warm.
Not really…I live in a cold older house. Better than being out side but not much. LOL
I have been listening to a blog post about the situation in your old hunting grounds in Africa. Kinda troubling .. ..they seem to have DUMBs too. God help us .
You certainly can’t have too much yellow, Tish! And I love the eclectic fruit bowl with a butternut Squash that wandered in!
Things do get a bit random in the Farrell household 🙂
Oh, I can do random!
Oh good-dee. A fellow random doer. All the same, I sometimes suspect things are getting more than a bit out of hand. But hey – does it matter!
Does it, indeed!
I don’t think you can have enough yellow
Glad we agree, Mak 🙂
Yellow! My favourite colour. I hope the camomile survives the Polar Vortex. We’ve had it too. Just now warming up to a degree or two above freezing brrrrr.
More warmth to both of us, Alison. We’ll soon have the daffs out here.
A post to gladden the heart and soul Tish. Despite your polar vortex you have found some sunny yellows
“There are times when you can’t have too much yellow.” Well said – and that is NOW!
Flowers in winter is a big YES. The hubs buys alstroemerias every Friday and is saving the seeds in hopes we can plant them in spring. Apparently, they grow so abundantly they are weeds in Peru.
Now that sounds a very happy-making plan, Pam. I’m visualising drifts of alstroemerias.
You’re so right about the need for some yellow in our lives – at the moment more than ever! Thank you for this wonderful splash of sunshine 😀
Sunflowers do a good visual ‘stand in’ don’t they.
glorious yellow, and these sunny days will be upon us before we know (hopefully!)
Fingers crossed for sunny days, though more rain tomorrow. Hmph.
Weekend forecast is looking good for us, hopefully for you too