Tuesday, 15 October 2013

GBBD ~ October 2013


A blue and yellow combination for October. I've decided that I will never win my long standing battle to completely eradicate the dreaded 'Yellow Peril', so I am letting the odd one have its head, allowing it to wander through the scutelleria. Meanwhile I'm convinced that I recently read about a scutelleria with deep purple foliage which looked absolutely bewitching but am unable to find the relevant gardening magazine to make a note of its name. Typical!

Thanks to Carol over at May Dreams Gardens for enabling us to share our blooms each month.

13 comments:

  1. I like this combination. Sometimes the weeds aren't worth the battle are they - and this is quite a pretty one. We have a pink flower all over our garden thats similar. We mostly pull it out, but occasionally leave it be.

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  2. Don't completely eradicate the yellow peril, you'll be glad of its cheeryness, helps keep sanity as the days rapidly shorten.

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  3. On our local Bridge of flowers there is a big blue and yellow display that I love - ageratum and some kind of yellow annual daisy. Fabulous bloom all summer long. Even now. So glad I found you.

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  4. The Yellow Peril is just the thing to cheer us up on dull days like today. I'm quite a fan of yellow flowers, and I think it looks pretty sat amongst the scutelleria.

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  5. A lovely combination, they go so well together!

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  6. OK, I confess, I've never heard of scutelleria before. Pretty flowers, I can see it looking good with rich purple foliage. I hate it when I lose a magazine article on a combination I really like. I'm supposed to note them down as I come to them, but it just somehow never quite works...

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  7. I have shunned yellow, until this year. The Yellow Peril looks rather pretty. In small doses perhaps!

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  8. No need to eradicate it, it's quite charming, Anna, although I usually prefer lemon yellow as in Coreopsis Moonbeam. Can't help you with the purple scutellaria, I'm afraid. Are you sure it was one?

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  9. I think this avoidance of a certain kind of yellow which so many of us exhibit must have some deep-seated spiritual connection, Anna - what do you think?! With yellow relating to the solar plexus chakra do you think its a self esteem issue?! ;)

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  10. I have a patch of that yellow too... it gets weeded out constantly but I do love it! I've just planted two Scutellaria but they won't flower till next year now: S. baicalensis and S. incana. The incana is quite pale and the other should be quite dark.... we'll see! I like that colour combination, yellow and purple.

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  11. I wish I had a yellow peril. I've grown quite a brash taste for my difficult front garden - and it would rise above the buttercups - they could fight it out together while delightfully clashing with the low lavender hedge which refuses to grow all the way along the front. (Why? If one side is ok how come it suddenly stops?) (This is me angling for a root or a seed . . . ?)

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  12. I'm with Janet, having never hear of scutellaria before but I used to feel the same about Vinca - such a nuisance but so delicate and pretty! I sympathise with you losing the magazine reference; I do that with recipes all the time! I make a note of the ingredients, shop for them and then can't find the recipe! Sooo frustrating!! Hope it eventually comes to light!

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  13. Hi Anna,

    Never heard of Yellow Peril before; it sure does look pretty though! Shame it appears to be so invasive for you. I have my own battles with various weeds, although like you I do allow them to bloom on occasion, because after all who is to say what is, and what is not a weed?

    I hope the weather hasn't been too bad for you recently - all work has stopped here, it's just too sodden all the time and water + heavy clay soil is never a good combo. So I'm beginning to feel frustrated, especially when I do pop out and there's so many things dying back which look dreadful and really need clearing.

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- Anna.