The walled garden at Winterbourne is looking lovely, especially in the lovely sunshine we have
been having for the past few days. This weeks plants are all growing in the walled garden.
They are Asters (or Michaelmas daisies)
Calendula (or English marigolds)
As you can see, the results are very similar: from left to right: Calendula, Rudbeckia, Aster. There is, in fact, more difference 'in the flesh' than appears in the photos, with the Asters giving the best colours and, as usual, the addition of an alkali in the form of washing soda, giving the strongest yellows, the iron modifier giving grey-greens and the copper mordant giving green and bronze-green.
These colours are slightly more accurate:
The first three (Calendula, Rudbeckia, Aster) are modified with iron, the second three (in the same order) are modified with washing soda and the final three are on a copper mordant.