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This is an early November journal about the colours of autumn in the Horniman Museum Gardens. Most captures are taken between 7:30 and 9:30am when leaf blowing around the park takes place. I often get distracted, but always get the job done.

Sorry Indian Bean Tree, I have fallen in love with something new.


Isn’t she beautiful?

Let’s dive into all those photos.

She lives next to a cherry plum; Prunus cerasifera.

And she’s getting naked.

Enough about her. Here’s the mulberry in the yard:

Our swamp cypresses are changing colour:

And swishing off the rain:

There are still many paths to be blown:

Some are yellow:

And some have squirrels, burying acorns:

It’s been so wet recently. Wet and mild.

Pruning the avenue has been completed. Now a little maintenance of the museum frontage, where there are some lovely myrtles with sapphire berries:

Under a large loquat:

And we tidied up the towering phormiums. Now to wait for new flower spikes next year.

Living in the heart of a phormium was this eight-legged creature:

And of course the damp spell has brought about many clusters of mushrooms:

And what better way to end a Friday…

…than two lorry-loads of plants?

Bring on Monday!

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Some lovely shots there

5 Nov, 2011


Great set of photo`s, I don`t envy the leaf clearing team, lol...

5 Nov, 2011


I can hear how happy you are at your work T, I always imagine you with a big smile on your face working away in the grounds :)

6 Nov, 2011


Thank you, Sheilar, Lincslass and Scottish. Yes, working in the gardens all day keeps me very happy. That's the beauty of nature, it's always changing. :D

6 Nov, 2011


Great pictures T; Liquidambar is a magnificent tree.I have seen them with better autumn colour than this year, but they are still beautiful. Loved the pictiures of the fungi.

6 Nov, 2011


Beautiful photos Trala. I live quite near Hornimans, my fave. childhood museum, I simply loved it, the gardens are splendid, what a lovely job you have.

6 Nov, 2011


Grandmage, I wonder if I ever see you taking your grandson around the park? :) I'm glad you have fond memories of the gardens yourself.

And thanks, Rbtkew, an honour to recieve such praise from a Kew guy. :D

6 Nov, 2011


If I spot a gardener working next time, I will come and say hello!!!

6 Nov, 2011

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