Trees and shrubs are starting to change into their party clothes before finishing for the year. Colours are emerging so much earlier than they usually do, a good month ahead of the last few years. Some trees and shrubs though are still very green, so hopefully all the lovely colours of autumn will last longer than usual.
My favourite at the moment is my little Acer palmatum disectum which has been purple since spring, now it is the most beautiful pink/red and really stands out in the gravel garden at the back.
I love the colour of the leaves and just hope that the gales we are having at the moment don’t blow them away too soon.
Another little Acer, still in a pot, has green leaves for the summer and is now turning a beautiful red,orange and yellow.
There are so many different colours here, each leaf is gorgeous!
Acer sango kaku in the woodland, has turned its usual pale yellow but the leaves are unfortunately rather crispy in places.
Amelanchier leaves now decorating the lawn. There are still lots on the tree, but it is sad to see tham lying on the grass.
A little almond tree up by the pond is starting to change colour, I haven’t noticed it turning red before.
Azalea Persil by the dead oak is far more colourful and a lot earlier than usual.
The silver birch by the back door is well on its way to becoming a fountain of gold.
This is just the start of a colourful couple of months, I hope. The garden is having a final fling before its winter rest and I’m really looking forward to it. Hopefully our hot summer is going to make a difference to all the colours and this could be the best year yet!
I’m sure I’ll be doing more foliage posts before all the leaves come down.