Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean that your garden needs to stop looking good.
In autumn, many perennials, trees and shrubs come into their own, offering flowers, fiery autumn foliage or brightly coloured berries.
Here are 10 unusual garden shrubs that look good all year, giving structure and interest to the garden, but look especially spectacular during the autumn months.
Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade'
Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan honeysuckle) is a handsome shrub with trailing white and claret flowers from mid- to late summer, followed by reddish purple berries in autumn. The flowers are a magnet for bees and the berries attract many species of bird. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Eva'
Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Eva' has very dark foliage, the perfect foil to the pink-flushed summer blooms. In autumn, its leaves turn a rich red and black berries are produced. Leave them for the birds, or use them to make wine or crumbles. Grow in a sunny spot and cut plants back to ground level every year in early spring.
Viburnum 'Dart's Red Robin'
Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Dart's Red Robin' is a spreading, tiered shrub that has large white lacecap flowers in spring and early summer. These are followed by abundant red berries and colourful foliage in autumn. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.