I find the yellows and oranges very difficult to place in the garden - they don't seem to fit in with my mainly blue, lilac and pink colour scheme - so I plonk them all in the front garden where they can shout out their colour together. As you can probably spot, there are one or two anomalies here which need to be removed, namely, the Japanese Anemone and the bright cerise pink Geranium, which don't exactly blend in with the scheme of things - well, we all make mistakes - don't we?
(Excuse the patchwork brickwork in the background - it has just been re-pointed). So far in this bed I have Nasturtiums, Crocosmia, Calendula and Rudbeckia. Yesterday I took out a bluey/lavender Penstemon which needed a bit of tlc, so I have potted it up, cut it right back and taken cuttings. I also did the same with an Aster which looked a bit poorly. In the space that was left by removing these two I will be transplanting a pale lemon Anthemis which is in the wrong spot in the back garden. So it is all change - for the better I hope.
These are the Penstemon cuttings - if they all take I will be a happy bunny.