Tuesday, October 9

Autumn Fashion

The new nectarine may not have given us any fruit this year but it has given us some striking autumn colour.

The kiwi prefers more restrained yellow tints.
Whereas the blueberry favours a vibrant red.
Not in autumn dress but the sambucus nigra leaves are now turning darker. This is a cutting taken from a shrub on the plot. When they first begin to grow the plant has greener leaves which tun darker as the plant matures.
I'm hoping that by keeping this plant in a container that we can restrain its growth and keep it to garden proportions.


20 comments:

  1. The autumnal colours are all around us now. My cherry is all oranges and reds, but the blueberries have kind of crept up on me this year, one minute green, then this morning I noticed they're all bright red. Such gorgeous colours.

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    1. I noticed some lovely tree colours round and about today, Jo

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  2. I love autumn colours, and you have a very fine selection there Sue.

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    1. I didn't realise that the nectarine would turn such a lovely autumn colour Janet.

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  3. Another fan of Autumnal colours here. I have a Japanese Acer that goes from a vivid lime green, to orange then flame red before it sheds its' leaves. Stunning colour!

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    1. I have an acer, SKG but it isn't very autumnal maybe not enough sunlight?

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  4. The leaves seem to be very slow in turning here yours are certainly putting on a good show.

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    1. Most of larger trees around about are still green, Elaine but some of those too are starting to turn.

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  5. Beautiful Autumn colours! Here most of palnts are in green!

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    1. Do your trees keep their leaves all year round, Malar.

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  6. I do miss the dramatic colour changes in Autumn, we have some but most Australian natives are evergreen so you don't get big landscapes full of beautifully coloured leaves.

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    1. I'd quite like autumn to be followed immediately by spring though, Liz

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  7. The reds and yellows of autumn are so pretty this time of year. Your nectarine is giving you some really good colour.

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  8. Your nectarine tree is a beautiful colour! Mine's only just starting to turn - let's hope I get some lovely red shades before the leaves fall.

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    1. I hope you do too Jules - is your also Fantasia? Just wondered whether it depends on vatiety or all nectarines have good autumn colour.

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  9. Yeap, rewards of gardening is necessarily all about good harvest. Beautiful display of colour around us is rewarding!

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  10. I have to say I do love the crisp autumn mornings and the wonderful colours that explode as the sun rises...the only thing I don't like is that I know very soon the world will turn drab and the days will become dark and miserable for a while before we reach that lovely spring-time.

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    1. It's all the darkness and miserableness that I don't like either Tanya

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