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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
stride and fill my lungs with fresh air.One of the great things about visiting arboreta is seeing plants that would never fit into an average domestic garden. Winkworth has a magnificent collection of more than 1,000 mature trees and shrubs, including
'm hoping that as this is a deciduous shrub this is simply its way of surviving drought. By losing its leaves it protects itself from dehydration, and when moisture does arrive (as it surely will) a new flush of foliage will grow. For now, though, it
: The wood anemone. You don’t have to have a wood to grow this little plant. Underneath deciduous shrubs or in a shady corner will do fine. Also comes in white and a sort of washy pink. But I would stick with the first two.