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Such a colourful time of the year!

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I was struck by the wonderful reds in the garden when looking out of the window this morning. Then wandering outside, found lovely yellows too, and a couple of Asters, so just about worth a short blog :)
OH’s favourite Acer (Bloodgood?)

Bonsai Cotoneaster

Cotinus (with Salvia)

Prunus Kojo no-mai


Liquidambar


Parrotia and Michaelmas daisy


Aster ‘Lady in Black’

Cosmos still flowering

Scented climbing Rose, Laura Ford

Viburnum which I nearly lost last year!


Have a good weekend everyone!

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Nice colours Sheila. Autumn is great. Arent Cosmos amazing, mine have been flowering for months and still going strong, I will definitely be growing every year now.

24 Oct, 2015

 

Rich reds and oranges! Beautiful,Sheila.

24 Oct, 2015

 

Lovely Autumn colours. Just been away and was struck by how the leaves have coloured up in a week.

24 Oct, 2015

 

Thanks so much Dawn - yes, have never had Cosmos flowering so long before (a friend thinks the seed came from Sarah Raven - I'm not sure).

Thank you Julia and Siris . . . we are very lucky this season, the whole neighbourhood is ablaze!

24 Oct, 2015

 

So vibrant Sheila,and you have so many lovely reds..I do wish they could stay throughout the winter months..I didn't have any Cosmos this year,as I had Osteospernums for a change,which are still flowering well ..Looks like my cuttings have rooted ok,so I'm happy ..I especially like your Bonsai Cotoneaster,so that is something to enjoy for a long time yet :o)

24 Oct, 2015

 

Beautiful Autumn shades, Sheila and I do like the Aster, so pretty. :o)

24 Oct, 2015

 

Many thanks Sandra - at least the autumn leaves seem to be hanging on quite well so far ☺

Thank you Shirley - I'm delighted with it. Saw it first here on GoY!

24 Oct, 2015

 

Gorgeous colours Sheila. Things don't colour up so well here, I don't know why. I love your Cotinus.

24 Oct, 2015

 

Thanks Sue . . . I think this just happens to be a good year for colour :)

24 Oct, 2015

 

Cosmos is a definite hit, I don't have time to grow many annuals but cosmos is so impressive so I do grow

24 Oct, 2015

 

Definitely a good year for colour, Sheila. Aren't those reds just gorgeous? I do love this time of year.

24 Oct, 2015

 

Thanks Susanne . . . yes, it's a lovely time of year when we get colour like that. October was absolutely beautiful in Switzerland: I've never forgotten the blue sky against white snow and glorious golden foliage!

24 Oct, 2015

 

Just as everyone here has said, gorgeous reds.
The Liquidambar is lovely, I always wanted one but my soil is not acidic.
Laura Ford is super little rose, I used to have one & I brought it with me when we moved but she didn't survive, pity as she flowered so well.

25 Oct, 2015

 

Thank you Gf . . . well, my soil is Alkaline/neutral! It's a bonus in a way because the Liquidambar won't grow too big. Glad you know Laura Ford - Peter Harkness was in my garden last year, and he didn't know it, poor chap!!

25 Oct, 2015

 

Gosh, what famous visitors you have, that's almost Royalty!
Apparently Chris Warner & Jack Harkness were breeding roses & Laura Ford was CW first, I believe I read somewhere. There is also an Anna Ford rose. I suppose the Harkness family have bred many, many down the years.
Seems strange that he & his brothers were all colour blind, doesn't it.

25 Oct, 2015

 

Lol Gf! Harkness Roses are in Hitchin (not far from here) but in fact Peter was visiting about an article he'd written, and hoped for advice about getting it published. I didn't know about the colour blindness - how extraordinary!

25 Oct, 2015

 

Yes, it is unexpected, he wrote this about it:
....when I had to register the colours of our introductions, I would compare the petals with the RHS Chart to get the nearest matches, then call on others for help. No use asking Jack though, he too was colour-blind, as was my brother Austin.

25 Oct, 2015

 

Lovely Sheila! Your Kojo is far ahead of mine. We are just back from visiting Moray again, and the colours are at their best up there. The beeches have turned and everything is a symphony of all the autumn shades. What a sight! Wish it would last a few more weeks!

25 Oct, 2015

 

Thanks Karen . . . maybe it will last a few more weeks! This Kojo is the only 'bright' one . . two in the front have turned brownish, and one in sunny gravel has dropped all its leaves :)

26 Oct, 2015

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