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Colours in the autumn garden

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Just a short wander … the leaf colours have been amazing this year!
Cotinus in its first year – it has already grown well and will fill the corner before long.

Beech hedge


Hakonechloa macra

Smaller Hakonechloa

Prunus ‘Chocolate Ice’


I was inspired by some lovely photos from several GoY members including Hywel, Klahanie, Kate, Julia, Ange and Janey to take these shots :)

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Thank you Sheila for your kind mention....I think this year the colours have been much more intense,don't you...that chocolate ice Prunus looks interesting....

16 Nov, 2021

 

Thanks Julia … you’re welcome. Yes, the colours do seem more vivid this year than before.

16 Nov, 2021

 

All of these plants have a wonderful colour now, Sheila. Everyone of them seems to glow. Do you have a nice weather?
The beach hedge is interesting.
Thanks for posting.

16 Nov, 2021

 

what glorious colours Sheila. That is such a typical set of leaf colours for beech. We have a stand alone beech tree and a beech hedge. I will be glad when all the leaves have dropped but oddly the hedge holds on to its leaves until spring, where as the tree drops them all at the same time, well over a week or two.

16 Nov, 2021

 

I was a bit jealous of your beech hedge Sheila - ours is still green! You have some lovely colours in your garden.
Eileen its great that there is a shrub (tree) that keeps its leaves - makes a really good shelter for the robins! (Is privet a little tree or a shrub do you think? It gets quite big if its not cut back.

16 Nov, 2021

 

You've some stunning colours there Sheila!
I do love your prunus chocolate ice and the cotinus, beautiful Autumn colours.
My hakonechloa shines like yours in the low sun, aren't they just lovely...

16 Nov, 2021

 

Nice colourful photos Sheila, I especially like the Beech leaves. It's a pleasure to see your garden.
I am pleased to know I inspired you :)

17 Nov, 2021

 

Klahanie, thank you. Yes, we are having quite good weather for November - cold but occasionally sunny.

Eileen, thanks. Yes, there’s a lovely Beech tree opposite the house which has only just started to drop its leaves; I’m glad the hedge keeps its leaves all winter.

Thanks Sue. We have been leaving pruning most of our Laurel hedge in the back as the birds need it more than we do!

Thank you very much Janey … good to know you have the lovely Hakonechloa too 🙂.

Hywel thank you, you are very kind 🙂.

17 Nov, 2021

 

Beautuful autumn colours this year, and still hanging on. Your autumn illuminations are lovely, Sheila.

17 Nov, 2021

 

Lovely autumn colours on your trees, Sheila! 😃

I'm trying to get some shots of trees around here but the strong winds we had been having & blown so many off there are few trees with decent displays left.😞

17 Nov, 2021

 

Thanks very much Ange 🙂.

Thank you Balc … that’s a shame you can’t get the shots you wanted …

17 Nov, 2021

 

I agree, the colour has been more intense! Probably because leaf fall is late due to mild weather.
I love the Autumn! I also love to look round the garden and plan for next year.

17 Nov, 2021

 

Thanks Rose.

18 Nov, 2021

 

Wow, Sheila!!! Those colours -simply stunning! The cotinus looks it’s best in autumn, I’m loving it! I want one now!
I am quite taken with the hakonechloa too, it’s beautiful in the warmer months, but, I didn’t realise how lovely it looks in autumn too!!!!
I’ve been catching sight of many beech hedges on my travels, and they are so attractive this month as is yours! Your prunus is pretty too, so much striking colour in your garden right now!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

19 Nov, 2021

 

Many thanks Kate for your generous comments - as always!

19 Nov, 2021

 

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20 Nov, 2021

 

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20 Nov, 2021

 

Stunning colours.
The beech photo has so many pretty shades and hues in it. A touch of purples and greys.

21 Nov, 2021

 

Thanks Chris!

22 Nov, 2021

 

Lovely Sheila, I have done the same today inspired by GOY too, still some lovely colour around :-)

23 Nov, 2021

 

Thanks Daylily!

23 Nov, 2021

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