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09/11/2012 at 15:23

If I can get them small enough I would like to show you some of the woderful colour that has greeted me in the Bristol Universiy Botanic Garden where I


am a volunteer gardener. Here is our duck in front of the medlar tree.

09/11/2012 at 15:30

Acers in the Pollination garden at the Bristol


Botanic Garden.

09/11/2012 at 15:36

The Tulip Tree (Liriodendron) this week at the Bristol Botanic garden.


09/11/2012 at 15:38

Thank to the facility to enlarge I now know the female mallard was in the picture too!

09/11/2012 at 15:41


09/11/2012 at 16:10

We have a red-leaved Japanese acer in the garden that has turned the most fantastic, almost fluorescent red in the last week or so. I think it's because it has managed to hold on to its foliage until there was an overnight frost a few days ago, and it was after this that we noticed that the red had become brighter and more intense.

09/11/2012 at 16:17

 I just remembered I had taken a photo of the acer mentioned above. I've neer uploaded a photo here but it's a doddle, isn't it? So here you go.

09/11/2012 at 16:33


09/11/2012 at 16:54

Aren't they wonderful, HappyMarion?

Out and about today I was marvelling at the colours - lots of oak, beech and silver birch as well as the maples and cherries in people's gardens. I had to keep remembering to watch the road and not the foliage!! They brightened up a dull day.

09/11/2012 at 17:04

And they make you feel warmer too, I think.

09/11/2012 at 17:33

Oh happymarion they are just beautiful. I went to the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh in September. The weather was just so wet and horrid but the colours were still so amazing.

 We didn't get to see all the gardens because of the wet weather, but what we did see was just lovely. We are in Scotland again in March so hopefully the weather will be kinder.

10/11/2012 at 10:57

last week on gardeners world (nov 2nd), there was a beautiful euonymus bungeanus featured, with vibrant pink leaves. does anyone know of the variety please ? thank you.

10/11/2012 at 11:03
Susan Williams wrote (see)

last week on gardeners world (nov 2nd), there was a beautiful euonymus bungeanus featured, with vibrant pink leaves. does anyone know of the variety please ? thank you.


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10/11/2012 at 16:29

Lovely pictures everyone, such beautiful colours .

10/11/2012 at 16:49

Green Magpie, do you know the name of the red acer please. I had one just like that and lost it a few years ago. Would love to replace it but mine was given to me without the label, so I've no idea what it is. I would be grateful. Thanks, and anyone else who has one that bright red may be able to advise me.

10/11/2012 at 17:01

I think what I've noticed most about the colours this autumn is how really good the yellows are - I think they've been stronger than in recent years. 

11/11/2012 at 09:00

Doris, my acer is an Acer Palmatum "Shaina". I think it was quite expensive, but it's certainly earning its keep now. If anything it's an even brighter red today. But most of the summer the leaves are a darker, purplish colour.

11/11/2012 at 13:19

Thank you I'll look out for that one. Though now I think about it mine was always that red colour in the spring and got darker after the summer months. Fabulous either way. Thanks

11/11/2012 at 16:21

Beautiful sunny day for gardening and my garden was ablaze with berries in the evening sunshine - cotoneaster

 And rose hips

 And spindle berries

 And then i came into the kitchen where my houseplant is a sweet pepper with still eleven peppers growing on it.


11/11/2012 at 16:56

Wow, I love the colour of those Spindle Bush berries!

This time of year really is so beautiful.

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