Autumn Colour

Bananas have become very popular in the last few years, especially for their large architectural leaves. You see quite a lot of them in Cornish public gardens. As you can see, in autumn the leaves turn wonderful colours before they die. Not frost hardy so in other parts of the country they are best grown…

Autumn Colour

Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where we look at the beauty of this season.

Corwall’s Colours of Autumn

West Penwith Where few trees or woodland forests exist. Autumn colours are subtle and easily missed. There are none of the severe frosts that bring about the wonderful reds and orange shades. Here the greens turn yellow or conker brown then fade until one day, after a storm, they’ve gone. But the jewel-like berries in…

Saturday Sketches #1

To fill in the dreary winter months when my garden is not very exciting (and usually too wet to go out and find anything to photograph anyway) I am taking a break from the Six on Saturday meme. I am going to post some photos that have been taken on my phone and edited with…

Welcome to the Terrace

A brisk walk through the shady woodland areas leads you up to the lawned terrace at the very top of Trengwainton Gardens. Here, as well as the two lovely arbours and seats with a view over towards the Lizard you will find a slate toposcope or direction finder. The carvings were created by local artist…

Once in a Blue Moon

We had a full Moon on Thursday, October 1st, which was the Harvest Moon, and again on Saturday, October 31st (a rare Halloween Moon). Because October had two full moons scheduled, the latter full moon is dubbed as the blue moon. And in case you were wondering it doesn’t actually look blue.

Autumn Colour

A Stag’s Horn Sumach / Rhus typhina is a large suckering deciduous shrub to 6m, the red-hairy stems with large pinnate leaves turning red and orange in autumn. Other common names include: green-flowered sumach, staghorn sumac, velvet sumac, vinegar tree, Virginian sumach. Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn…