Ever so slowly, the colours are changing in the garden. Each day when looking out of the window, sees a slight shift from green to more gold, with a few purples and reds thrown in for good measure. The colours haven’t reached their climax yet, but the change is there, there is no denying it now.
Acer Osakazuki is now half way through it’s change, with just a few leaves showing their wonderful pink/red final colou so farr.
This tree was only about 2ft tall when I planted it, now it is tall than me.
The leaves of Osakazuki take their time changing, but hopefully in another week, we should see it in all its glory.
Photographed from an upstairs window, the top few leaves of my tall Acer are just starting to change. This Acer turns a beautiful yellow/orange/red. This tree has lived here longer than me, 30 yrs, and is quite tall now, about 15ft.
By the field the Viburnum opulus has changed from green to its usual purple.
By the front drive, Cornus alba sibirica Westonbirt is putting on a show before it finally shows us its wonderful red stems for the winter.
Purple Berberis by the front door, is looking more red, accentuated by all the red berries that will feed the birds over the wingter.
While wandering round looking for changing foliage, I couldn’t help but notice that some foliage is looking very fresh and will stay that way all winter, no change for them then.
Eucalyptus gunnii leaves are looking very fresh.
Heucheras were looking good, this is H. Spellbound planted in the border in front of the woodland and has looked good all summer.
In a pot by the front door H. Lime Marmalade has just got better and better as the weeks have gone by.
Still waiting to be planted, poor thing, is H. Wild Rose. In spite of being neglected, its leaves continue to delight.
Just a couple more photos which have nothing to do with foliage.
Again by the front door, I was amazed to see flowers on the winter jasmine, much earlier than usual.
We have been having some wonderful sunsets for the past few evenings.
A really cold spell is now on its way down from the north, I wonder what this will do to the foliage colours? Hopefully I will soon have another post to write, this time about the blaze of colour in the garden from the leaves. Nature certainly knows how to go out with a bang!