Yellow is such a cheerful colour in the garden particularly after the often dreary winter days when daffodils bloom in Spring . . .
. . . followed by Kerria japonica which often flowers again in summer
Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon ) is a wildflower native to central and southern England and common in Europe. It is a plant of ancient woodlands and old hedgerows, its yellow flowers in May and June bringing brightness to damper, darker areas. It grows well on chalk or heavy clay but can be invasive in the garden. Young leaves and shoots and flower tips can be eaten when cooked. In herbal medicine it has been used to treat sores and ulcers and to stop bleeding. It is rich in nectar and attractive to bees.
Yellow nasturtiums and marigolds also attract bees
Yellow courgette flower followed by green or yellow courgettes
Yellow honey bee (Apis mellifera)
We saw very few of these in 2011. I hope there will be more in 2012.
Until last summer I thought all sunflowers were yellow but there are some very pretty red ones.
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