Category Archives: Autumn colour

What’s been HOT in the garden this week!

Not usually  known for flowering in November the Chaenomeles, the flowering quince (featured image) was looking especially bright and beautiful against its leafless stems and dull light of a grey day.  I hope it will flower again in Spring.

More expected autumn colour abounded the garden looking no less splendid:

Cotinus coggygria
Gingko biloba
Gingko biloba
Sedum spectabile
Sedum spectabile
Osmunda regalis
Osmunda regalis
Decaying Physallis
Decaying Physallis


Cercis siliquastrum, the tree of love



….at the top of it’s game right now.

Why the tree of love?

Check out its heart- shaped leaves 🙂

OK November is here

I have to say ‘wow’ to the stunning Rhus typhina glade in my friends garden:





When Louis, my eldest son was born on November 10th,  I wanted to dedicate a tree to his birth. I didn’t want to buy a tree just in case it died and would be a bit of an omen, so I just chose one.  This is it.

That was in my pre-gardening days.

When I saw this glade yesterday it brought back that emotion.  I was in awe of the beauty of this tree, as I was of my son. The wonder of nature overwhelmed me and wonderfully continues to do so, year after year.

Happy Birthday Louis, 22 this year…