This week has flown by, don’t know why, but I can’t believe it is Saturday again already. The garden is looking very autumnal which is reflected in my choice of six photos, there isn’t much left worthy of being photographed because of the drought. We have had a little bit of much needed rain, but need so much more, but it is a little cooler thank goodness. Here are my six for this week.
My Amelanchier is showing its autumnal finery, colouring up beautifully with all the sunshine, much earlier than usual.
Such lovely russet tones in the Amelanchier leaves, looking very pretty in the sunlight.
Acer Sango Kaku in the woodland usually turns the most beautiful, delicate, buttery yellow in the autumn, this year it has just turned brown! The orange leaves at its feet are from one of the huge chestnut trees. At least I won’t have as many leaves to sweep up in the winter this year if they all come down early!
Not a very pretty colour for autumn, hope it has its usual colour next year.
Honesty in the woodland, getting ready to drop its seed, must catch some before they all fall in the same place. I thought some more plants would look nice in the new Acer glade that I’m making.
Kniphofia by the front drive, but only one spike this year and only half the size, usually it has at least 4 spikes, must need more TLC.
A very unexpected flower on the Wisteria which is climbing up the garage wall. Just the one flower which looks rather pathetic all by itself.
More Acer leaves, this time from the large Acer by the archway into the woodland. This one usually turns bright orange, I can see that the drought this summer is going to spoil the wonderful colours that I usually have each autumn. These leaves have just turned grey and dropped straight away.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, Acer Osakazuki is looking fine, so I hopefully will still have a blaze of red/pink in my back border later in the year! This Acer doesn’t have any ancient tree roots near it sucking up all the moisture, so hopefully will hang onto its leaves for a bit longer.
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