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Getting in to orange now! Shirley, look away..or perhaps not?


Getting in to orange now!  Shirley, look away..or perhaps not? (Helianthemum)

I understand Shirley's aversion to orange...I agreed until recently. However, you can't deny that orange does go so beautifully with green doesn't it? Shirley, I think we need to reconsider the merits of orange in the garden, but only if you want to mind, I'm not bossin ya! :D x



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I also like a touch orange with purple, mauves and white;0)

20 Jun, 2012

 

Cant beat a bit 'o orange...

20 Jun, 2012

 

Have dotted orange around this year, because I do like the odd splash of colour in the borders....

20 Jun, 2012

 

Carole, purple and orange is one of my favourite, if not my very favourite combo....this orange with the purple of my iris 'thriller', peach with lilac, apricot with pale mauve, burnt orange with indigo....you can't beat it can you? ;) Thanks moti and DD! I've always been a bit anti- it's funny how you can get a 'thing' about a colour. Harsh yellow is another one....the colour of oil seed rape...not fond, find it quite aggressive...but put it beside some blues...and you have stunning beauty. It's all about where you put them isn't it? ;)

21 Jun, 2012

 

Dont forget the orange ballerina tulips for next year - they are fab! I love orange flowers because Ive got lots of purples and blue flowers add a touch of lime green and - perfection love it!!

21 Jun, 2012

 

Orange does creep up on you,doesn't it K? Was thinking it was an age thing......not with you,obviously......my mother in law used to always love french marigolds.as you say alongside blue....what a companion!

21 Jun, 2012

 

Oh, now there's a plant I can't abide....sorry J!! No idea why! irrational! sorry! ;)

Poppylover.....I love that! I had dark purple and orange ballerina tulips last spring and I really missed them this year. BUT now you've said that, I shall be adding a touch of lime green next spring to make it even zingier!! :D Thank you!

21 Jun, 2012

 

I dont like them either,K......always walk past quickly!!They have too rigid a form for me.

21 Jun, 2012

 

Yes, stiff little things! lol! ;)

21 Jun, 2012

 

What's up with orange!

To be honest, I'm a recent convert too............

21 Jun, 2012

 

What's up with orange!

To be honest, I'm a recent convert too............

21 Jun, 2012

 

:D

21 Jun, 2012

 

Im not a great lover of Orange but this looks lovely against the different greens :)

21 Jun, 2012

 

yes, thanks Pixi....the doubt about orange seems to be a common thing amongst us all!

21 Jun, 2012

 

Nope ... still can't be doing with anything orange in the garden, Karen! ... especially the 'Jaffa' colour of Nasturtiums ... or Gazanias ... or Marigolds ... all of which Mum has dared to let grow in her garden ... she'll lose my gardening services before too long ... lol!

21 Jun, 2012

 

lol...you stick to your guns Shirley....we're all different! :D

21 Jun, 2012

 

Orange Dahlias are stunning in the borders.....

21 Jun, 2012

 

Lol :O) I knew you would change eventually it must be something to do with age :o) sorry now that's the second time I have apologised tonight and the last cos I am off to bed now before I get you stropping. Love you really xxxxx

21 Jun, 2012

 

lol...nope, not stropping (i typed stripping there first lol) I don't think I will ever be a hot-bed type Mum...but I do like my little 'warm colours' area by the pond!

23 Jun, 2012

 

lol :o) I love it too. :o0)

23 Jun, 2012

 

Lovely colour .. nominated for GoYpedia :o)

11 Feb, 2013

 

Thanks terra! I've started on the cistus page, but I gave Peter the wrong spelling for Helianthemum, so waiting for him to change that for me!

11 Feb, 2013

 

yes... I noticed .. Lol. ;o)

11 Feb, 2013

 

Karen, just read this again, and noticed you are planning a 'hot bed'. Have you read 'the bold and brilliant garden' by Sarah Raven? Its just full of the most amazing plants (not french marigolds...ughhh) Also euphorbias with the purple and orange tulips give just the right touch of lime green in the spring. I do hope you can do this project soon. Please let us all know how you get on.

13 Feb, 2013

 

Poppylover, thank you! I do love the way that Sarah Raven combines colours. They always look so rich don't they? The 'hot border' has kind of been hijacked by the pond now I'm afraid. The plants on one side of the pond are all hot colours and I am happy with that. I'm not really a herbaceous perennial gardener...I don't have the space to grow things that completely disappear in winter. My garden is visible all year around, so needs to have all year interest, which is why I focus on evergreens and small trees and shrubs. I'm about to learn about HP borders though...on a volunteer project. So I'll be thinking a lot this year about hot colours and heights of planting etc, but not in my own garden. :)

13 Feb, 2013



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