Autumn colours

autumn flowering cherry (prunus autumnalis)

Autumn Colours

Now you may be confused with the photo above given the title of this post. My ornamental cherry certainly is. It’s decided to start showing off its spring show a little prematurely and scupper my plans to show off the great autumn colours I have in my garden. It’s my favourite time of year and I’m starting to introduce more and more plants to celebrate it. The stars of the show are two Acer palmatum’s that I bought in the wonderful Cross Common Nursery in Cornwall. Due to moving house (over the period of 3 months this time last year), these trees were being kindly looked after by a friend so we missed the show. I’m really pleased to see it for the first time this year.

Acer palmatum
Acer palmatum
Autumn Colour acer palmatum
Autumn colour Acer palmatum

 

Best laid plans

I was planning on including an image of a new introduction to my garden, a fantastic Cercidiphyllum japonicum that I excitedly brought back from the equally wonderful Endsleigh Gardens Nursery this October. However, the leaves decided they’d race to the ground so I missed the show.

If my garden won’t behave and provide me with seasonal images to furnish this post then I’ll rely on my local woodland. We’ve had a perfect sunny autumnal day with golden sunlight and clear blue skies. The dogs love these woods and so do I.

Teasels (Dipsacus fullonum)
Teasels (Dipsacus fullonum)
Field maple showing the best yellow autumn colours
Field maple showing the best yellow autumn colours
Teasel
Teasel

 

And inspired by a recent post by Lottie Land Girl I’m finishing this with my feet.

My new blog image
My new blog image

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