Each day brings new colours to the foliage in the garden. But each day brings more wind and rain, which brings more leaves down as soon as they have been swept up, it is never ending at this time of year! Come and join me in a wander round the garden to see what the latest storm has left for us.
Starting in the front drive, Hostas seem to be melting back into the ground. This was Hosta seiboldii, the leaves are huge due to all our rain.
Cornus alba sibirica Westonbirt is still hanging onto some of its leaves, so many have dropped already.
The cherry by the gateway is such a beautiful colour, but most of the leaves have fallen already.
Ilex Golden King is looking very smart and shiny with it’s clusters of berries for decoration.
The leaves of Viburnum plicatum Maresiiget get more red as the days pass by.
Huge hairy Verbascum leaves trap the raindrops as they fall.
Heuchera and Hakonechloea make good partners.
In the woodland, Acer Sango kaku has changed from green to almost yellow, it will end up butter yellow.
Hamamellis mollis leaves have changed to a lovely yellow with just a hint of peach.
Cyclamen hederifolium have finished flowering, now I can see all the different patterns on the leaves.
Pulmonaria seedlings pop up all over the garden and they too have varying patterns on their leaves, some are almost all silver.
The woodland at the moment.
Acer Osakazuki is half and half at the moment.
It won’t be long before all the leaves are this wonderful colour.
Solomons Seal is looking very ghostlike.
The foliage in a corner of the gravel garden at the back has Melianthus major next to Acer palmatum purpureum Dissectum with Heucheras in front.
In a dark corner by the house, Fatshedera brightens up the gloom. This has been its best year so far, I thank all the rain!
Prunus Kojo no mai is contrasting nicely with Pittossporum Irene Patterson next door.
We seem to have got off lightly with not too much damage from Storm Brian, just masses of tigs and leaves everywhere .We still have a lot of leaves left to enjoy, with hopefully more autumn tints still to come. We need cold nights to bring the colours out in the leaves, but at the moment it is still relatively warm at night time for this time of year – ah well, we can’t have everything, I’ll enjoy what I can!