Tag: Autumn colour

Autumn at Godinton

The seasonal changes in the garden are moving on apace now with deciduous trees and shrubs dramatically colouring to beautiful reds, oranges and yellows. Mushrooms and fungi have appeared with the rain and geese have been flying over in long, noisy skeins. You may have noticed that the red colours are particularly strong this year.Find out more

The mammoth task of cutting the yew hedge is now complete and gables are trimmed to a perfect line.  Dee has been cutting for the last month with Rosy acting as lovely assistant, driving the tractor and holding the template in place.

Feeling the Heat

As the temperatures drop the colours in the garden are still providing a warm glow.  The borders are full of Asters, Rudbeckias and these fantastic Kniphofia rooperi with their mouth-watering orange drumsticks.  In the walled garden the tropical colours of Cannas, Amaranthus and Dahlias are keeping the show going and now that we’ve finally hadFind out more

Indian Summer

 The deep blue skies and bright light of this Indian summer make everything in the garden a bit more spectacular.     Fruit crops have been fantastic – the quince trees loved this long, hot summer and our potato harvest was smaller in numbers but these Cara potatoes were the size of rugby balls!

Fantastic fruits and fabulous autumn colour

The astonishing berries of Clerodendrum trichotomum var fargesii look like something a child has made out of metallic coloured play dough and last well as they are presumably not very appealing to the birds. Our quince and apple harvest has been very good this year and I’m looking forward to trying the Chicken of theFind out more