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Follow the 'Fall' Foliage trail.

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Whilst our gardens are still showing beautiful floral colours,the supportive foliage is looking just as splendid enjoying the mild temperatures.
Walking around the garden today I was able to take many photos.The thought of not reaching for a second clothing layer mid October ( or very near ) is so welcoming.
Hope you are taking advantage of it too.

Nandina

Leucothoe

Crispy pink Photynia

Choysia

Leucothoe fontanesian

Acer ‘Orange Dream’

Berberis Thunbergii

Callicarpa bodinieri ‘Profusion’

Male Ilex.

Red edge Hebe

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’ silvergrass in flower again.

Tom Thumb Pittisporum.

Hebe ‘Lady Ann’

Photynia Fraseri Pink.

Variegated Holly with berries.

Pseudowintera colorata

‘Bannow Bay’ Hebe

Ivy-leaved Cyclamen

Japanese painted Fern

Wider view of Callicarpa shrub.

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some wonderful colours in your shrubs. Autumn can be so colourful can't it?

There are many grasses coming into their stride now too.

9 Oct, 2023

 

Fabulous blog Julia. Your Hebe Bannow Bay is so pretty … just the thing for my new raised bed! I shall look out for it.

9 Oct, 2023

 

Thank you Eileen....I do agree the grasses are simply enjoying this weather,the Miscanthus especially.

9 Oct, 2023

 

Very sweet of you Sheila...I was trying to remember where I bought the Bannow Bay....it probably was at a GC although I have seen it on line.I think it will need protection in the winter.

9 Oct, 2023

 

When I looked up Bannow Boy it came up as Pittosporum! Is that related to a Hebe? (Sorry, I’m not familiar with either …)

10 Oct, 2023

 

So sorry Sheila that was a slip of the finger...it is definitely a Pittisporum. Took ages to do the blog!

10 Oct, 2023

 

Lovely to see your colourful foliage Meadowland, and it's nice that we can continue to enjoy our gardens in this warm weather.
I've got that Hebe Lady Ann but didn't know what variety it was, so thanks for naming it :)

10 Oct, 2023

 

So many lovely small shrubs Julia, and aren't we enjoying the warm temps..:) The colours here are only just beginning, it's usually early November when they are like fireworks!

10 Oct, 2023

 

What a lot of colour in your garden still Julia!
All the colours are so different too.
I never had much luck with the Callicarpa and tried it in both gardens, one here and the other in Laceby, so gave up in the end.

10 Oct, 2023

 

Hywel, I would mulch and protect Lady Ann before the winter sets in...I lost the previous one last year.

10 Oct, 2023

 

Thank you Janey and Rose....the Callicarpa seems to have settled well there Rose...it has the protection of the house.

10 Oct, 2023

 

Thanks for the correction Julia :)

10 Oct, 2023

 

Very welcome Sheila. Hope you can find it!

10 Oct, 2023

 

A wonderful blog of so many leafy plants & shrubs you have in your garden, Julia! I liked them all but unfortunately I don't have room on the balcony for them! 😥 Your Acer is starting to look very good!

10 Oct, 2023

 

Lovely pics, Julia. I do love autumn and the beautiful colours it offers. You’ve a wonderful collection of plant variety and colour.

11 Oct, 2023

 

Thank you so much Balcs and Kate.

11 Oct, 2023

 

Thanks Meadowland, it's in a pot and I always put it in she greenhouse for the winter.

12 Oct, 2023

 

Should be safe there.I've just fleeced up a few shrubs...the change in temperature has certainly started.

12 Oct, 2023

 

It seems early for hard frosts yet but better safe than sorry. I hope it's a milder winter than last year.
I've taken several cuttings of Lady Ann and they're in a heated propagator so should have plenty of it next year :)

12 Oct, 2023

 

I missed this! What a fine selection of shrubs you have, Meadow. It's got much colder here, too, and very wet. Most of our acers have dropped leaf already.

14 Oct, 2023

 

Thank you Ange...your refurbishment will probably be completed just in time before the temps drop.Last night was 2 degrees here .

14 Oct, 2023

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