My little garden looks a bit empty when it gets to autumn and I see tall yellow daisies in people's gardens. What would these be please. I don't want anything that is too rampant, but they always look so lovely.
Could it be rudbeckia (black-eyed susan)? I've got some in my front garden.
A lot of the late ones are perennial helianthus.
If you don't want rampant try Lucid's rudbeckia
Thank you both, I think Rudbeckia is the one to go for.
Could be heleianthus as nut says, lemon queen is the current popular variety, it's clump forming as are most and will do well in most soils including clay. The rudbeckia s ate shorter up to about 30 inches. Or you could consider a heleniums which come in yellow as well. There is a yellow leucanthemum although the name escapes me at the moment.
I've got Lemon Queen but it's not a thug - it's lovely
Rudbeckia lactiniata herbstone is a very tall yellow daisy, could be a calendula as well.
My rudbeckia goldstrum and heleniums flowered their socks off last year really nice yellows / oranges / reds.
Ooh! Now I'm thinking Helianthus ... Thanks Jinxy and Dave. Perky, I've just bought Goldsturm so I'll look forward to that one
I bought some Lemon Queen last year cause I love them. Is it normal that there's nothing left above ground now? I know they die back but should there be something? I'm afraid slugs have got them.
I haven't got Lemon Queen but there's nothing to see of my helianthus yet
Oh Good. I'll think positive and keep an eye out. I've only been gardening a few years and only treat myself to a few perennial plants each year so I still don't know what does what. When we watch that "small spaces big dreams" programs, my husband says "Why doesn't your garden look like that?" and then they give the total £ they spent on plants at once. I say "That's why." (I'd love to plop down £700 at a go but I try to hold myself back.)