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Autumn Colours from the Horse Chestnuts

Backdrop Autumn Colours provided by three Horse Chestnuts

Reds of Persicaria and Cotinus

The shots of red are courtesy of Cotinus Grace and Persicaria ‘Firetail’ (at rear) Persicaria affinis in foreground.

At the end of each month I shall be posting an update of the garden to record its progress. This is a meme hosted by Helen at https://patientgardener.wordpress.com/2015/10/30/end-of-month-view-october-2015.

Saturday 31 October was a glorious day and first thing the light was almost perfect Autumn light. There looked to have been a very light frost as seen by the grey green tone on the grass


and the leaves of the Geums.  How hairy they are.


Autumn foliage
The claret red in the fore ground is Dahlia ‘Arabian Night’ with purple of Verbena Bonariensis.  The silver foliage at rear right of the bed is the pineapple scented shrub Cytisus Battandieri.

There is a lot to do over the Winter, not least the clearing of a dead, weed infested boundary. In the meantime I am trying to get on top of the weeds in the borders before mulching the heavy clay soil.

Given that this time last year only the Horse Chestnuts were growing, it would be fair to say that I am pleased with progress.  I am concerned that I may lose one or two plants this Winter as the clay is solid in places, time will tell.

Molinia Transparent

Molinia Transparent

Anyway I hope you enjoy the pictures.