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We're getting ready for winter: the chimney has been swept and the logs have been chopped. In the garden the leaves on the trees are starting to turn, marking the beginning of what I hope will be a fabulous display of autumn colour.Now is probably
the disappointing summer crop and anticipate the pleasures of autumn – a great time for garden visits and choosing new trees and shrubs.Some of the leaves are showing the first signs of autumn colour, with golden yellow developing in tree canopies. I’m looking
You can't beat the autumn colour of acers, especially Japanese maples. Their bright, burning colours defy the cooling temperatures that have put a chill in the air over recent weeks. But their ephemeral beauty won't last long; a few sharp frosts
662Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex01206 230 455www.greenislandgardens.co.ukCO7 7SPOpen 1 Feb-30 Nov, Tue-Fri, Sun & bank hols, 10am-5pm. Adults/OAPs £5, children (3-16) £1.50. Card valid: Apr & Sep-Oct only. Not valid on charity days – see website for details.parking,toile...
We’ve finished clearing out all the summer containers and started replanting them with winter bedding. I really love potting up plants, especially in late-autumn and winter when any dash of colour is welcome in the garden.A trip to our local market
894Ardkinglas Estate, Cairndow, Argyll01499 600 261www.ardkinglas.comPA26 8BHOpen all year, daily, dawn-dusk. Adults £4.50, OAPs £3.50, under-16s free. Single discount with card: 20%.parking,toilets,part-disabled,plants,picnic,dogs,public-transport
899Dunoon, Argyll01369 706 261www.rbge.org.uk/benmoreCharlotte on maternity leave - contact sandra donnellyPA23 8QUOpen 1 Mar-31 Oct, daily, 10am-6pm (until 5pm Mar & Oct).Adults £5.50, OAPs £4.50, under-16s £1.parking,toilets,part-disabled,plants,refreshments,shop,dogs,public-tr...
730Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire01865 341 576www.harcourt-arboretum.ox.ac.ukOX44 9PXOpen all year: 1 Mar-30 Nov, daily, 10am-5pm (until 4pm in Nov); 1 Dec-end Feb, Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm. Adults £4.50, OAPs £3, accompanied under- 19s (in full-time education) free.parking,toilets,part...
The temperatures are dropping and the hill opposite where I live is a magical mix of golden, yellow, orange and bronze, as all the trees, largely oak and beech, are showing their autumn colours.It is a sight that is a pleasure to see, even though I
759Cury Cross Lanes, Helston, Cornwall 01326 240 550www.bonythonmanor.co.ukTR12 7BAOpen 1 Mar-30 Sep, Mon-Fri (but closed bank hols), 10am-4.30pm.Adults/OAPs £6, children £2.parking,toilets,part-disabled,plants,refreshments,dogs,public-transport