Usually when we go into the garden, a general look around will show that the dominant colour is green. Not any more, the whole garden has a mellow, yellow look about it as plants finally change colour and start to die back ready for winter. I started my wandering this time, in the woodland and went anti clockwise instead of the usual clockwise, don’t ask me why, I’ve no idea!
I’ve been planting more bulbs in the woodland recently, mainly up at the end by the old school, so hopefully we should have a lot more flowers in this area next spring.
I was called in for a coffee, so took the opportunity to whizz upstairs and take a photo from the back bedroom window. From here you can see that the larger,older Acer is changing colour, these changes can’t be seen from the back lawn. Eventually the whole tree will be a blaze of orange with a bit of red where the sun catches it.
The bog garden is gradually turning yellow. Some of my candelabra primulas now need splitting as the clumps are getting rather large, but I think straight after flowering is the best time for this.
After all the rain we had over the past couple of days, the back lawn is now covered with leaves and the November job of leaf sweeping will start and carry on until Christmas.
I prune this shrub back each spring, but it always makes up for it by the end of the year, the colours are very pretty at the moment.
Over half the leaves have turned a beautifully rich Burgundy colour, but the poor shrub is flowering again with it’s lovely white lacecap flowers, it must be confused with our very mild weather.
This border by the field is one that we have been working on through the year. Eventually we hope to have it as a late summer border but I have lots of narcissus and tulips to put here so that there is a bit of interest earlier in the year.
This Miscanthus is having a bad hair day! There is a circle of metal hoops around it, but I think some must have broken through!
I love this tree which just appeared as a seedling in the garden one year. The birds like it too as they wait in the branches to make sure the coast is clear before coming down to the bird feeders.
These shrubs provide interest all winter as well as providing a screen for the utility part of the garden.
Practically all the Cornus leaves have now dropped, but the cherry at the entrance is still hanging onto its leaves. Soon I will be able to cut back and sort this bed out, I want it neat and tidy for January as snowdrops have been planted among the Cornus and they wouldn’t be seen if nothing had been cut back.
The red stems of the Cornus pick up the deep red colour of the Acer tree which is in next door’s garden.
There is such a change in the garden in just a week. The colours are deepening and looking really beautiful, even if it is just for a short time, autumn really can be as colourful as spring and summer, but in a different way. The experts are saying that this year, the colours of the autumn tints are the best they have been for 10 yrs. The garden here used to just bow out gracefully but there is still more to come and now we feel the end of autumn finishes with a bang!
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