I was expecting to see a big diffference when we visited Harlow Carr this month and I wasn't wrong, there's no mistaking that this is Harlow Carr in autumn. There's some beautiful colour amongst the trees at the moment.
Some trees are becoming quite naked having dropped most, if not all, of their leaves.
The wire teapot which is used as a leaf bin is nearly full, I'm not surprised considering the many trees in the grounds, they must make an awful lot of leaf mould.
By the side of the tea leaf bin, the Verbena bonariensis is still flowering away.
Even though we visited in November, there were still a few Halloween decorations around, or perhaps they're just seasonal decorations.
The gunnera is now looking very sad having been flattened. It's amazing to think the bed will probably be clear again next month and yet once they come to life again next year, the plants will grow to the same dizzy heights in just one season. Their flowers are still apparent though.
The pampas grass or Cortaderra selloana is looking good at the moment.
I love how the sunshine catches the plumes. We were so lucky to visit when we had blue skies, there haven't been many of them yet this month, we've been having lots of mist and fog here.
There's lots of berries around, the birds are going to be well fed this winter.
The Kitchen Garden is still very productive, however, some of the beds have now been cleared.
There are lots of flowers still blooming in the Kitchen Garden, the nemophila was literally buzzing with bees.
Runner beans are coming to an end.
I don't reckon much to these Longbow leeks, they're rather spindly.
It's a good job they've got some thicker ones to fall back on.
The apples have now been harvested but there's crab apples aplenty.
The squash bed has been cleared and it's now planted up with wallflowers. I'm sure they'll look fabulous once they're blooming next year.
The bed I'm following is a mass of seed heads now, the plants are starting to die off and there's very little colour left.
I think this rudbeckia sums up most of the flowering plants quite well at the moment, trying to hang on in there but past their best.
The garden still has much to offer though, the colours to be found are fabulous. Just one more month of the year to go now, I wonder how the garden will look come December.
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