Yes more colour, but this time not from my Acers. As the days go by, the garden has a lovely golden glow about it. More and more plants are changing from green to gold and a few from green to red/purple. I have been so fixated on my acers that for a while I forgot about the rest of the garden, today I made sure I went round the whole garden with the camera.
This view is of the Miscanthus malepartus with the border by the field in the background.
The leaves of the Miscanthus have now turned into a golden yellow fountain.
The silver birch just outside the back door is now golden all over. This arrived as a seedling from out of nowhere and is now a huge tree where the birds congregate each morning, before coming down to the bird table.
The Hazel hedge planted on top of the Devon bank in the veggie garden, was planted for our dormouse. I don’t know if it is producing any hazel nuts yet, but they are the dormouse’ favourite food, hopefully one day there will be plenty for them to nibble.
Our native Field Maple in the hedge behind the bog garden is turning a buttery yellow as are all the hedges round about the village.
Under the dead oak, Azalea Persil is showing its beautiful autumn colours. This is only a small shrub so far, it will be beautiful when it has grown a bit. It has white flowers in the spring with the most beautiful perfume!
The leaves of Viburnum plicatum Maresii in the border by the dead oak have now turned deep purple and I can see that something has been having a nibble!
Not mine, but next door’s Acer is now growing over the wall behind my red stemmed Cornus. If I cut my Pyracantha on the right, back a bit, I would be able to see more of it!
The leaves are so shiny, they look as though they have a wax coating.
I’ll finish with a couple of long views of the garden.
This is of the top of the dead oak border with the “Chinese Ginger Jar” at its tip. In the background, by the field, the purple leaves belong to a Cornus cousa and the yellow leaves belong to a Spirea. The pergola on the right leads to the veggie garden.
The view from under the kitchen window to the dead oak border pleases me at the moment with its different colours and textures, contrasting with the clipped Lonicera Baggesen’s Gold in the left foreground.
The wind has been tossing my Acer leaves about, so my attention will be on this part of the garden for the next few days as there is now plenty of interest here.
I have been sowing lawn seed where there was a bare patch when shrubs were cut back when redoing the gravel garden at the back and also planting bulbs here, there and everywhere. Lots of leaves now need sweeping up, so there is still so much to do, weather permitting.