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Late Colour 2011

AndrewR

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Well here we are, the middle of October, and there is still a good bit of colour left in parts of the garden. The front garden faces south so still gets any sun going.

Fuchsias have done extremely well this year

And just to show that foliage colour can make just as much of an impact as flowers, here is my foliage garden planted only eighteen months ago

PS. Maureen is hiding behind the yellow shrub in the middle

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Yes Andrew the colour in the garden is lasting well this year. Your foliage garden is establishing itself well and is putting on a great show.

19 Oct, 2011

 

I like the colours of the Sedum and Heuchera together,Andrew..and I would never have thought of a bed of same colour Fuchsia's..that looks so effective..Maureen's head contrasts very well too.:o))
Lovely foliage plants..adding to Favourites,for future reference..just lovely..:o)

19 Oct, 2011

 

I can see you Maureen, JUST! lol. my fuschias have done well also, it is so nice to still be able to see colour in the garden at this time of year, we had sunshine all day but it is very cold.

19 Oct, 2011

 

that foliage garden is doing fabulously well. so many textures and colours.

19 Oct, 2011

 

Bloomer - the sedum is just an ordinary S. spectabile, the heuchera is 'Palace Purple'
The fuchsias are on a horrible piece of ground - it's solid clay but it's quite a sunny spot. Did you spot the leycesteria at the far end? I thought the flowers were so similar and it made a good bit of height in the corner

19 Oct, 2011

 

Excellent Andrew, isnt it great to have colour mid October. What is the yellow shrub in your last pic? And what is the grey/white shrub to the bottom left of Maureen. Thank you.

19 Oct, 2011

 

Looking really lovely Andrew. What is the purple-leafed shrub in the last pic please??

19 Oct, 2011

 

your Sedum is the same as mine,Andrew,and they have been excellent this year..I hadn't noticed the Leycesteria ,as the Fuchsias took my eye..but you are right,it is a good contrast..could you tell me also,the shrub in the corner on the other side of Maureen please ? I like the colour very much....oh,I've just noticed that Dawn has asked that too :o)

19 Oct, 2011

 

Some lovely Autumn colour you have there, I like the strong contrast of the colours, all is looking good, enjoy.

19 Oct, 2011

 

Dawn - the yellow shrub is catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea', a golden form of the Indian Bean Tree. This will get very big if allowed to but I will be cutting it back hard each year to grow it as a stooled shrub.
The shrub on the far side of Maureen is cornus alternifolia 'Argentea.'

Sheila - the purple shrub is cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' which makes a small tree

19 Oct, 2011

 

I'm blind... didnt see Maureen, but the garden is fantastic!!!!

19 Oct, 2011

 

Wow! this has certainly grown since our visit Andrew, filling out nicely now. Cant believe Maureen is able to hide already lol! That cornus is a stunner. At this rate of growth you will have a small forest next summer!! Fabulous.

20 Oct, 2011

 

Your gardens are looking great still and the fuchsia certainly seems to love it there. So much colour to see still.

20 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks Andrew . . . the leaves on my Cercis are yellow, so obviously I bought the "wrong" one. Agree with Tet, love the Cornus alternifolia 'Argentea', one of Keith Wiley's favourites (he was Head Gardener at the beautiful Garden House in Devon).

20 Oct, 2011

 

Everything is lasting really well this year, it does one good to see so much colour, your foliage garden is smashing and has really done you proud....

20 Oct, 2011

 

Sheila - there's one called "Hearts of Gold" which has yellow leaves - perhaps you bought that one?

I've lusted after that cornus for a long time but didn't have any space to plant one - until I bought my bit on the side! It was the first thing on my list of plants for the new area.

Tetrach - I can't believe how quickly everything has grown in the new area. I knew the soil was in good heart, just a bit hungry so it all got a good feed when it was planted. Maureen has done a fantastic job hasn't she?

20 Oct, 2011

 

Hello Andrew, thank you for identifying the Cornus and Catalpa - love them both. I have a few Cornus now, but not yours, it is stunning, I need one!

20 Oct, 2011

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