We are well into autumn now, yet with some surprisingly warm air but the come back of the rain.
I was busy today raking leaves off the lawn.
I noticed the liquidambar has turned red in my neighbour’s garden but here at Botanic Bay, our liquidambar is taking its time.
A gardener once said that it was a bit late compared to its siblings nextdoor because by the look of it, it was once pruned (oh ! who did that !!!!). It’s true it’s a bit wider as well as being late reddening, as if it had slightly enlarged following the beheading.
As for reddening, the acers are stars, and I liked framing one with the neighbouring beans ripening in their pods.
Yesterday, hubby went on taking back the willow tree, an operation which provides us with lots of twigs year after year.
They will come handy to replace the wicker frame that was eaten by our puppy. Note that she is not allowed near this patch anymore ! Here is the start of the replacement process.
And what was the dog doing ? Resting from a mad fresbee chase in the fields !