Fleeting Glory

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Whilst scratching around for November Bloomers last week, the camera couldn’t resist turning toward the autumn colour, which has almost reached its peak.

 
 

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 Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’

 This one caught just in time, it’s now virtually leafless thanks to the frost.

 
 

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 Not just me who appreciates it..

 
 

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Flowering Cherry (inherited, variety unknown)

 I love trees and shrubs that display a rainbow of colours as they fade.

 
 

Antony 015 Wm

 

 Acer (variety unknown)

 This one is a bit of a cheat because we took the photograph at Antony, a couple of weeks ago.

 
 

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Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’

Those on home turf are none too shabby though..

 
 

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Acer leaves falling into a clump of Cyclamen hederifolium

 
 

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Acer palmatum (inherited, variety unknown)

 
 

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 Acer palmatum ‘Senkaki’, Coral bark maple

It’s a bit spindly at the moment, but my latest acquisition nevertheless shows promise.

 
 

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 A long view down the lawn

The native beech are now turning too.

 
 

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 Raindrops clinging to a seed head

 
 

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Still plenty of rose hips

 
 

Ophiopogon nigrescens 001 Wm

 

Ophiopogon nigrescens

The pearlescent berries of the black grass

 
 

Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion' 001 Wm

 

 Callicarpa bodinieri ‘Profusion’

It’s still getting the hang of ‘profusion’. Maybe next year.

 
 

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 Berberis

 
 

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 Enkianthus campanulatus

 
 

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 Davidia involucrata

 Ending the tour where we started, with the handkerchief tree.

 

 Given the arctic blast forecast for the next few days I’m thinking the garden will look different again by next week. Keep warm.