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happymarion

Let's celebrate the warm colours of autumn.  I'll start - here are the browns and oranges under my Scots pine in my front garden.


 

 

 


 

 

 

Lovely autumn colours happymarion. I love autumn for the colours.whilst walking the dogs I took a photo of the berries in the hedges reminded me of s autumn and Christmas they were so s right red


 


 Having problems putting photos on twrerere suppose to be together.

happymarion

Afteryou put on the first one, click on the insert image icon again and go through the same process for as many pictures as you have, before you click Submit.  I do not think the birds will be short of food this winter.

Heather Michaels

Lovely pics Marion, for colour, Autumn is absolutely my favourite season, just heavenly. I could rave on for hours on end about the reds and the golds and the russetts and the oranges and the browns 

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happymarion

My baby acer which I grew from a two leaved seedling I "weeded" at the Bristol botanic garden below the very old ones there, is beginning to show its new colours for the autumn.  Watering the asters below it has made sure it did not get forgotten with the watering can this dry summer.


 

Heather Michaels

Beautiful Marion, I love them when they're in their full red coats. I'd love to have one in my garden but unfortunately there is nowhere sheltered enough from the worst of the wind etc so I think it's a waste of time. Envious of anyone that grows these in their garden.

hollie hock

I do like Acers but have not ever had one, I love Autumn because of the colours

My rudebekkia patch, still going strong


 and the cyclamen, I love how the flowers appear before the leaves


 

 

happymarion

Definitely must have Rudbeckias in my Golden Jubilee garden next year.  I too love cyclamen.  Not just the flowers.  The leaf patterns are lovely too.

happymarion

My friend came for the portion of my autumn harvest I had promised him anf brought me flowers from his garden which I gave pride of place on the kitchen table.


 

Fairygirl

A few of the new plants for my new borders. The oak leaf Hydrangea's looking good with it's rusty colours. The hosta on the left is one I rescued and is about to flower too.

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happymarion

In between the showers i have managed to get about a third of my tender plants and cuttings into the conservatory.  They look so colourful from my sofa in the lounge, making me glad I


 

rescued them from inclement weather.

happymarion

I love this colour cmbination of Kentucky Bluegrass next to Golden Filipendula.



 

 

happymarion

oops, wrong state - Californian Blue-eyed Grass or Sysirinchium bellum!

happymarion

Not only the cyclamen give us good pinks in the autumn.  The fading flowerheads of hydrangias look good with the sedum spectabile in my back garden.


 


 

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happymarion

My roses often flower till Xmas and they get the chance to compete with the autumn leaves.  this is John Betjeman vying with Lythrum salicifolium for attention.


 

Fairygirl

That's a really sharp contrast there Marion in the last pic!

Some of my purchases yesterday for new raised beds and borders :

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 Pachysandra, Tiarella cygnet, some violas and little lime heucheras for the shady back fence, Philadelphus for the new semi shaded borders, and a Choisya sundance for the sunny side. 

Elusive

Noticed this thread was'nt very active. So here is my contribution


 


 

happymarion

I expect everyone is waiting for a blaze of colour from their acers!  The berries this autumn are even better than last year so I am expecting some lovely pictures.  About the middle of October is when the arboretums round here look their best.  The summer has been an extended one and the summer flowers are lingering on.  Because of the cold snap in the spring a lot of the summer show is a month late - late dahlias and annual asters mixing with the autumn flowers like nerines and Michaelmas daisies.  So early autumn colour this year has not been the usual.

Fairygirl

Think you're right Marion. The wild rowans in my area here are looking really pretty- laden with berries. Trees are all turning like mad and lots of leaves down now. I don't really have any deciduous trees or shrubs here yet and most of the people living round here don't seem to have much interest in gardens sadly, so I really want to get some wildlife and interest in. I may get an Acer at some point but it'll go in a pot so that I can take it when I move again!