We visited Spetchley Park gardens in June this year and promised we would return later in the year to see the autumn colours. It did not disappoint!
This has been identified by people more knowledgeable about fungi than I am! Apparently this is a solitary fungus which are quite rare in Britain and are most often associated with beech trees. This was found in an old beech wood in Gloucestershire.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
One tree, so many colours!
Folklore states that lots of berries on shrubs and trees is the sign of a hard winter to come. We will see! The birds are certainly going to enjoy this feast of berries on the Hawthorn tree.
This gorgeous deciduous shrub is also know as Beauty berry, and you can see why – the lilac berries have a metallic lustre to them – just like nature’s jewels! The berries should last well into winter, with the birds choosing other berries to eat first.
The secret garden at Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, was looking very colourful today.
There are not many leaves left on the Silver Birch trees!
The autumn colouring of the Spindle berry tree is quite stunning! It also produces the most unusual of berries that split open to reveal orange seeds.