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Autumn colour by front range. Photo by Tony Garn

Late autumn colour

Now that the clocks have changed and day length is becoming squeezed visit the garden to kick through carpets of fallen leaves. Appreciate the remains of the autumn…

Cornus alba 'Sibirica'. Photo by Tony Garn

Dash and a splash of red

The foliage in a strip of Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ planted through the biodiversity garden has turned flame red with autumn colour. These plants were stooled down in April,…

Salvia fulgens. Photo by Tony Garn

Fast and fulgens

Salvia fulgens is set to enter December with flower colour worthy of summer. The warm weather of the past weeks has extended the flowering season of this evergreen…

Satureja spicigera. Photo by Tony Garn

A scent to savour

Satureja spicigera, often referred to as “Savory”, a sub shrub with highly aromatic foliage that appreciates the free draining nature of the limestone alpine wall in which it…

Liriope platyphylla. Photo by Tony Garn

Lively Liriope’s

Guaranteed to survive and thrive in the most inhospitable soil and shaded situation within a garden. Liriope is an evergreen clump forming genera belonging to the family Convallariaceae….

Early morning skyline from Inverleith House lawn. Photo by Tony Garn

Autumnal decay

This surreal image shows all that remains of the foliage of Gunnera manicata as the frost and stormy weather batters and weakens its structure. The fast growing South…

Enkianthus perulatus. Photo by Tony Garn

Bodnantense on the breeze

There is still plenty of colour in the deciduous canopy as we head for mid November. Startlingly bright are the leaves of Enkianthus perulatus. This native to Japan…

Sorbus pseudovilmorinii. Photo by Tony Garn

Pink perfection, white reflection

Of note in the Garden are two Sorbus species displaying berries worthy of attention. Both native to Sichuan Province, China but with a wider distribution through China and…

Salvia corrugata. Photo by Tony Garn

Growing on – the next generation

Salvia corrugata shows intense blue flowers as the growing season comes to an end. Surviving a few degrees of frost but gradually the cold and wet of an…

Berberis chitria

Red hot chilli pepper

The seed pods on the Berberis chitria at the Palm House are colouring and developing to give an added attraction to this large ungainly semi evergreen shrub. Plants…

Senecio scandens

A scandent scrambler with rocket like leaves

Provide this sub shrubby woody composite with a supporting crutch and it will thrive. A native to south and East Asia; Senecio scandens is looking colourful at this…

Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo gold

The group of three Ginkgo biloba are exhibiting a good show of golden colour this late into the autumn. Slow to change from green to a golden yellow…

Danthonia cumminsii

Shrimps and feather dusters

Danthonia cumminsii collected on the Guang Ho Ba meadow in the vicinity of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yunnan Province, China. A tussock forming perennial producing fine leaves…

Sorbus alnifolia

Late season canopy colour

Catch this canopy with the low sun and you will understand why Reginald Farrer grabbed a handful of berries and returned with the seed from Gansu Province, China…

Clematis brevicaudata

Buds a plenty

Prolific flowering with multiple buds held in reserve. This Clematis brevicaudata is covering one of the balustrades on the rock garden bridge. Providing a mass of flowers since…

Hosta rectifolia

Mouldering mass of Hosta

What better example than the decaying remains of a group of Hosta rectifolia foliage to remind us that a good edge to a lawn needs an annual renovation?…

Cedrus deodara - pollen 'tide line'

Blowing in the wind

The male cones of Cedrus deodara are shedding their pollen. The trees are wind pollinated and the prevailing westerly winds we experience send the pollen grains a great…

Cotoneaster horizontalis

A fish bone to pick over

A good form of Cotoneaster horizontalis will present a main shoot from which a series of parallel lateral shoots branch from in herringbone fashion. At this time of…

Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'

Retro plant

A plant of 60’s suburbia. With the housing boom in the 1960’s the Pampas grass became a popular feature of British gardens. The images are of a compact…

Kniphofia linearifolia

An African autumn

Standing sentinel to the last days of autumn sunshine is Kniphofia linearifolia. This strong-growing member of the genus is native to southern and eastern Africa, where it has…