Change In The Air

I have such mixed feelings about autumn.

The colours in the garden are superb, but I hate to see it decay. It’s good to have new and different projects to move on to, but I so miss the warmth of those long summer days. It was almost dark by 7.15 last night, so I can deny the inevitable no longer.

 
 

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album' 002 Wm

 

Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Album’

 
 

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album' Wm

 

ย The same plant in early summer

This geranium has been a real winner. Beautiful white flowers from May onwards, with deep pink calyces, and now in autumn the leaves have taken on rich red and orange tints. Best of all it grows anywhere, even in deep shade.

 
 

Cornus kousa 'Satomi' 003 Wm

 

ย Cornus kousa “Satomi’

 
 

Rose Hips 001 Wm

 

ย Rose Hips

 
 

 

Pyracantha

 

For the past few days I’ve been back up on the bank. Ground elder shows no mercy. A single day of rain was all it took. But there is one more project I want to tackle this year..

 
 

Wilderness Wm

 

The far end of the bank, where it borders the woodland, has been like this all summer long. Getting it cleared will give me space to relocate some of the taller perennials taking over elsewhere.

Gulp.