Now it is officialy autumn, the colours of autumn are making themselves conspicuous in the garden. Slowly but surely, the main colour is changing from green to yellow, we wake to misty mornings, which highlight all the spiders webs when the sun comes out. The sun is still hot, when we see it, but we can’t deny any longer that summer has finished and we are now into autumn.
The purple Berberis by the drive changes to red at this time of year, the leaves matching the bright red berries before they fall.
At the other side of the driveway, all the red stemmed Cornus leaves are changing to the wonderful pinkish/red colour which means that soon we will be able to see the beautiful red stems.
At the gateway, my little cherry is telling me that the weeks are passing far too quickly!
In the island bed round the dead oak, Viburnum plicatum Maresii is changing and having a second flowering.
The leaves of Acer Osakazuki haven’t started to change yet, but soon they will be the same colour as the winged seeds. I must plant more seeds this year.
In the gravel area at the back, the leaves of Melianthus major are contrasting nicely with the very thin leaves of Acer palmatum dissectum purpureum.
Another Acer in a pot in the gravel area, sold just as Acer palmatum dissectum, started out green but now has such beautifully coloured leaves – love it!
A few of the evergreens are standing out with their shiny foliage, probably due to all our rain. This is Ilex Golden King, but as you can see, there are berries, so he must be a female!
My Fatshedera, in a corner of the gravel garden has grown so much this year, again, it must be the rain. The leaves are so much bigger and so glossy, reflecting any light in the dark corner where it has been planted.
All the foliage plants in the new Meconopsis bed have settled in nicely and are growing well. More flowering plants will be added next year, but I like to get the interesting foliage in first.
That is my selection for Garden Bloggers Foliage Day this month. I was so sad to see that Christina at My Hesperides Garden is giving up hosting this meme, as I love foliage so much. I will probably continue to post about interesting foliage, as and when I can, as I feel that it just as important as flowers in a garden.
Thank you Christina for hosting this meme for so long, I have really enjoyed it.