Monday, 25 November 2013

Our Acer

This autumn has been busy...so busy we haven't had a chance to take our usual trip to Westonbirt Arboretum.   But that doesn't mean we haven't had some brilliant fall foliage to enjoy.


We've made sure to provide for just this sort of situation.  I've planted a few plants that will give us a variety of colourful leaves. 


We may not have acres of acers but our little trees put on a lovely show.  


Best of all, we live near the sea which creates a warmer micro-climate.   The leaves change more slowly so the Autumn colour comes late to our garden.


When most other trees are bare, ours are just getting started.  


But even our sheltered garden is starting to show the effects of the cold, windy weather.


This little acer only has a few tattered leaves left.  Fortunately, the larger acer is still going strong.


So for now I can enjoy this beautiful Autumn colour which is growing just outside my window. 

6 comments:

  1. What stunning colours! Westonbirt is beautiful , isn't it? We pass it frequently on our way to visit family near Bristol and have visited a couple of times.

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    1. One of my favourite days out is a trip to Westonbirt on a crisp Autumn day. : ) I'd move into the acer grove if they's let me.

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  2. Good morning! I've just popped over from Fenland Lottie's lovely blog and I have had such a lovely time gazing at your autumnal pictures and reading your previous posts! I can smell apples and damp leaves now, thanks to you.

    Warm wishes from your most recent follower!

    Stephanie

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    1. How lovely to meet you, Stephanie! I am so pleased you've joined us. : ))

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  3. Fabulous light & colour - Acers are the best Autumn trees ...

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    1. It was a glorious Autumn. There are still lots of leaves on that little Acer.

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