We got there!

Yes, we got there and it didn’t take a week, only a few days later, my large Acer had changed colour! All three Acers are now looking beautiful together although A.Sangokaku and A.Osakazuki have lost a few leaves already.

All three together.

A real orange glow outside the bedroom window.

This tree must be getting on for 20ft now, I have watched it growing over the years from a tiny tree into the beautiful tree it is now.

All three together, but for how much longer?

There are so many different shades, pinks, orange, yellows, greens and a touch of red.

The view from outside the back door with my Yucca and clipped fir ball for contrast and  getting into the photo on the left, Prunus Kojo no Mai which always turns a lovely colour.

I really look forward to autumn and all the different colours that we have in the garden at this time of year. As other plants are dying back and looking bedraggled, when I look into the back garden, I can’t help but smile at all the wonderful colours that nature provides to have it’s final fling. The colours might only last for 4 to 6 weeks, but what a wonderful few weeks they are!

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16 Responses to We got there!

  1. Caro says:

    What a glorious view you have Pauline! My desk is by the window so I’m often looking out to see changing colours in the garden below. At the moment though I’m trying to keep my eyes on the lovely golds of the lime and birch trees in the garden and not on the piles of leaves waiting to be swept up!

    • Pauline says:

      These are the views Caro, that we have from the bedroom windows upstairs and the sitting room and dining room downstairs, I can’t avoid looking at the Acers, not that I would want to! I was sweeping up leaves this afternoon, but I’m sure all the rain tonight will bring loads more down!

  2. Rosemarie says:

    I love your Sango Kaku, Pauline. It’s a pinky gold and quite beautiful !

  3. Frank says:

    Funny how quickly they can move when they set their minds to it!
    Here we’re in for a strong freeze, and I suspect the last of the leaves will be dropping quickly. Time to get one last cleanup in 😉

    • Pauline says:

      All of a sudden, the orange was there Frank, in all it’s glory! It has rained overnight so I hope this hasn’t brought the leaves down, it is still dark here, I’ll have to be patient and wait for daylight! I will still be cleaning up for some time yet!

  4. Denise says:

    Glad you got there Pauline! What a glorious view you have, a real treat at the end of the season. There are no colours left here now, only white this morning as we have had our first bit of snow!

  5. athy says:

    Lovely! I hope they last long for you!

  6. Cathy says:

    What pleasure our gardens bring!

  7. Anna says:

    What a show Pauline! Do you have a favourite? My one and only acer is at our caravan in Cumbria and had already lost most of its foliage when I saw it last weekend. I will not see it again now until the spring. I really must plant one in the garden.

    • Pauline says:

      That is a hard question to answer Anna as they all peak at different times, I think my favourite has to be the one that is looking its best at any given time. Do get one for your garden, they really brighten up a dull November day!

  8. snowbird says:

    How wonderful it must be to witness that beautiful tree grow over the years. The three together are really special, long may they hold onto their leaves!xxx

    • Pauline says:

      The tree was so tiny when we moved here Dina, I’m now wondering how much taller it will grow! Red Osakazuki has now lost most of its leaves after the rain the other night but it has provided 6 weeks of wonderful colour. Colours are later this year, usually they peak at half term in October but all the beech trees in the next village are at their peak now, it is wonderful driving through a bright orange landscape!

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