Thursday 22 October 2015

Autumn colours in a young garden

My garden is just under two years old and for the first time, I'm enjoying autumn colours in the garden. Last year autumn seemed to pass the garden by. I think that was because the high winds blew leaves off trees and shrubs early, but also because most of the plants were so young that there wasn't a lot on show.

This autumn I've been treated to a lovely display that I'm gaining great pleasure from. It's also a hint of bigger things to come, as the garden develops and the plants fill their spaces.

Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'


Section of the Long Shady Border, with Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' (bottom right)

The golden buttery colour of the Morello Cherry leaves

Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku' (bottom middle) just starting to change.

 Prunus insititia 'Shropshire Damson'

The delightful mess of Salvia uliginosa (blue flower)

 Rudbeckia 'Takao' at the front and the grass Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' behind

A young garden, but it is already giving us great pleasure. I hope you are enjoying autumn in your garden too.