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Another Spring will soon arrive! However, haven't found the name of my plant ...

LTobyLToby Posts: 224
We have been enjoying beautiful 'Spring-like' weather here in Kelso, Scotland in the last 5 days and have done a lot of clearing in our garden. Are you having fun yet in your garden? On the other hand, let's see who can help me with my plant ... thanks in advanced ;-) 

I have this beautiful plant that keep showing up every mid of Spring and will show their beautiful selves until the Autumn. Perhaps some of you fellow gardeners have known this plant ... Attached are two images - one is when the plants are young (the ones that are red or plum colours), and the other is when it is blooming.
Thank you.
Aberdeenshire, Scotland


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,959
    I think it's Lysimachia "Firecracker"  :)  
  • LTobyLToby Posts: 224
    Thank you AnniD for your immediate feedback. 
    Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,312
    I agree with AnniD, Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,375
    The only thing I would add is that although it is a nice plant, if it likes you it will show it. I do have to pull up clumps as it goes everywhere.
    The stems and leaves are lovely though.
  • LTobyLToby Posts: 224
    edited February 2019
    Thank you both Nutcutlet and Rubytoo.  I love the colours, foliage, stem, height and yellow flower that contrasts to its foliage. Very nice in both ground and containers too.
    Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Very Spring-like weather here when the sun is out and it's the daytime (in Sussex) ... but overnight it's still cold and I saw frost this morning and had to walk on the grass this morning and heard crunching underfoot :-(  
  • Just what some plants hate - frozen overnight and then a too rapid thaw from an easterly sun.
  • LTobyLToby Posts: 224
    edited February 2019
    Temperature in our area is consistently ramping into mid teen! In the last two days we had great winds but not storm - which brought dryness of the soil. Was checking our potted ornamental plants and they needing some drinks :-) 

    I also checked the weather forecast up to April 5th and it says consistent from 7 up to 12 to 14 degrees with mixture of being sunny, cloudy and occasional rain falls. Seems like a nice climate ahead for gardening :-) 
    Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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