Alchemilla mollis (Lady's Mantle)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
Mounds of bright green, sculptured leaves that hold water droplets. Frothy haze of sulphur yellow flowers held above. June to September. Ht.45cm.(18in.). Grow in sun or shade and fertile soil. Great for ground cover or edging. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding. Drought tolerant.
Piptanthus nepalensis (Evergreen Laburnum)
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Semi-evergreen or deciduous, open, upright and tender shrub with leaves of three dark blue-green leaflets. Upright, terminal racemes of pea-like, vanilla-scented, bright yellow flowers emerge from hairy buds May and June. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Pendant green seed pods form after flowers August to September. Best grown in full sun and well-drained soil. Grow against a warm wall and protect from cold winds.