I first came across this variegated tree mallow, Lavatera arborea ‘Variegata’, whilst browsing a seed catalogue in 1999 and fell in love with the description (there were no pictures or website to look at). I ordered a packet, sowed the seeds and was impressed at the ease and speed at which it grew.
“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
William Cullen Bryant
Acer ‘Flamingo’ with its pink edged leaves was looking gorgeous in the autumn sunshine today. Acer ‘Flamingo’ makes a stunning plant in a pot or the garden border.
“It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.” P D James
Bright autumnal days are perfect for walks in the woods…
“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”
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!
Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea Nana is a lovely small, neat deciduous shrub with good autumn colour. It looked gorgeous after the rain today, covered in raindrops.
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.
This is Cotinus coggyria ‘Royal Purple’ and I love it when the sun shines through the new leaves. A great shrub which is so easy to grow as well as gorgeous.