autumn, The last of the Autumn colours

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The last of the Autumn colours

Autumn colours are fading fast however one of the last shrubs to lose its leaves is the Cotinus. This is a fabulous example taken earlier this week in a client’s garden.

Cotinus coggygria Notcutts Variety. Beautiful Autumn colours.

Cotinus coggygria Notcutts Variety

In the summer the leaves are great but in Autumn the leaves give you a wow and look like a fireball next to the evergreen shrubs.

Adding to the textures in the garden at the moment are the grasses. They take centre stage when all the other plants have gone to sleep.

Calamagrostis Karl Foerster . Autumn grasses showing off.

Calamagrostis Karl Foerster

The calamagrostis standing to attention in front of an evergreen hedge.

Hakoneckloa macra aurea. The grass is going rusty gracefully.

Hakoneckloa macra aurea

Hakoneckloa gracefully going rusty.

Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus. The fronds are beautiful.

Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus

The fronds showing a silky shimmer.

Miscanthus Morning Light. The low sunlight captures the top of the grass.

Miscanthus Morning Light

The last rays of the sun catching the Miscanthus Morning Light.




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