Autumn Colour

The Kilmarnock Willow at the end of my garden is hanging on to its last few leaves until the next windy day arrives. Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where we look at the beauty of this season.

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…

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…

Six on Saturday | Annual Round-up

As it is coming to the end of October and the end of BST we are heading into the worst months of the year (November, December and January) as far as I am concerned. Winter for me is a time to plan ahead, redesign borders, choose plants for next year and dream of spring and…

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.

Six on Saturday | Late October

Nothing much has changed in my garden this week, the Hosta is looking very sorry for itself, the Asters have finished flowering and all the Cosmos have been removed and binned. Some bulbs have been planted, but most of them are from last year so I don’t know if anything will come of them. I…

Autumn Colour

“Himalayan Pokeberry”. Bears upright racemes of waxy ornamental white flowers that give way to green fruits which turn red then blue-black in autumn. Not to be eaten. Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where we look at the beauty of this season.

Six on Saturday | Mid-October Edition 2020

The month is flying by and soon, sadly it will be that time of year when the clocks go back and darkness descends at 4 p.m. Not my favourite time of year. But it’s not been a bad week down here, lots of sunshine midweek and a chance to plant some tulip bulbs IF they…