October 2012

Undoubtedly, the jewels in my garden this month are leaves. Their colours, textures and shapes are a delight and I can‘t resist collecting them up as if they were treasure.

Cotinus coggygria, the Smoke tree, is glowing a darker purple against soft, blue-green foliage behind it and Parthenocissus quinquefolia vine on the boundary fence has turned an almost unbelievably bright – dare I say ‘dayglo’, shade of magenta.

Amelanchier lamarckii, snowy mespilus tree, is a treasure for all seasons – its falling leaves now making a pool of vivid scarlet, crimson and gold beneath its increasingly bare stems. In March it will become a froth of star-shaped, drooping flowers and new, coppery-pink foliage, but all through winter I will enjoy the elegance of its soft-grey branches and bare contours. Shortly, I will be raking up the leaves to make leaf mould – and so the cycle continues…

Judith Glover Garden Diary October 2012

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