Monday, October 15, 2012

Autumn Colour

The leaves on the beech trees near to Skip have just begun to colour up as autumn approaches. Annandale has seen some lovely days this past month, and a couple of frosts already.

There's the odd flash of colour still in the garden. This Phlox went in as a small plant just this spring.

Lots of berries on this Cotoneaster. The yellow Rudbeckia seems to love most places in the garden!

This Echinops was another 'bargain buy' at the garden centre earlier this year, and is doing well.

This double flowered Calluna vulgaris 'Kinlochruel' is my favourite heather!

 I really should have more clematis. These two are getting along OK.

This old rowan tree almost got the chop early in the year. Spared the axe, the berries are as good as ever they have been!

The purple aster is just coming out in this pic, with one of my favourite perennials - whose name I can never pronounce - stealing the show!
I mean of course this Schizostylis. Love it to bits, and it always surprises me year after year.

This was the best of my Bishop's Children, grown from a packet of seeds in the spring. What a colour! And just a memory now that the frosts have arrived.

This is the largest perennial in the garden, Eupatorium maculatum 'Atropurpureum', growing behind this purple Cotinus.

I've had a lot of enjoyment from the garden this year. I think that's because it seems to thrive on neglect!

Photos © Skip Cottage.

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