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Sun­shine yel­lows, pre­cious met­als, plants in flower now, part­ners for mid­sum­mer magic, a seed­head quiz and Septem­ber dates for your di­ary

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Noth­ing sets the pulse rac­ing quite like a sunny yel­low bor­der filled with cheer­ful gold flow­ers. Just when spring daf­fodils have be­come a dis­tant mem­ory, along comes this late sum­mer bor­der full of dec­o­ra­tive yel­low ‘din­ner plate’ dahlias, yel­low French marigolds (tagetes), as­cle­pias and spires of golden amaran­thus. This is a lively mix of flow­ers that will work in any late-sum­mer bor­der, in full sun with moist but well-drained soil. White flow­ers from Cos­mos bip­in­na­tus ‘Pu­rity’ and Nico­tiana sylvestris help to lighten the mood in the mid-ground, with yel­low Shasta daisies and dan­gling Amaran­thus cau­da­tus pro­vid­ing con­trast.

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