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Lavande

Some absolutely breathtakingly beautiful photographs.  I feel guilty I don't have any to share - perhaps tomorrow I'll manage to get a couple.  My cotinus is positively glowing and I have I think a Virginia creeper vine which is exquisitely red, my choisya sundance is always bright and beautiful but seems even more so against the greying backdrop of what will soon be winter and I I have four nandina domesticas which also always do me proud with their leaves turning orange and red and clusters of red are about to burst from the berries. I always say I love the garden in spring, then when it's autumn I think I love it then too and I love it in winter when it's covered in snow.  I think summer is it's least vibrant time. Oh I forgot about the Physalis - some are turning skeletal now but there are still afew vivid orange.

KEF

Lovely pics on here. I'm waiting for Acer Griseum to show Autumn, will post pics when it does.

David K

One more leaf:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/033_zpscb5037bd.jpg

 

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KEF

Acer griseum just starting to display autumn colours.


 


 Prunus serrula showing beautiful bark


 


 

KEF

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Fairygirl

Lovely KEF  There's a mature one where I work which is beautiful just now. The one I've planted- 'Winter Sun' - is about to flower too. I still have violas and Cyclamen in flower but there's lots of good foliage as well and a Jap Anemone hanging on!

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/f1f45645-50aa-4377-8581-5f22f9f90f61_zpsd52f0bd1.jpg

 

happymarion

Lots of glorious autumn colours still and so many lovely pics.  Here are some from my front garden this morning.


 


 


 


 


 

happymarion

So good to hear from a contemporary, Bill.  I will be 86 next August and born and bred in Scotland.  Used to watch international ladies hockey matches at Paisley High school and had a great aunt and uncle in Glasgow who took me to the theatre a lot.

 

happymarion

And still gardening too.  Good longevity genes come from Scotland.  My father was still tending his pelargoniums at 91.  My sister emigrated to Canada (Calgary, then Edmonton and now in New Brunswick so I know quite a bit about your winters!

 

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Jim Macd

I didn't know this thread existed, Here's Cornus Westonbirt


 The big one in the middle is a couple of years old while the one on the right was a bare root whip last spring. The plant on the left is Amelanchier 'Snowflake'. The Autumn colour was better last year because we got a frost at the end of August but I think you'll agree Cornus Westonbirt is worth a couple of pound per whip. BTW the big one in the middle is just one plant 2 or no more than three years old.

happymarion

Tidied up in the conservatory today and I now have summer flowers and next spring flowers to cheer me indoors as well as the autumn colour which is still splendid out in the garden.


 


 


 

Jim Macd

That does look very cheery.

David K


 

Merry Christmas  

Jim Macd

Is that Red Sentinel David?