red autumn

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 !

dog napping after mad run

willow weaving

Nov 3, 2011

3 comments to red autumn

  • Eric Van der Pants

    I am very impressed by the willow weaving – it looks very professional and it was for free !! The good thing with willow is that however much you cut it back it produces hundreds of new branches year after year. This is a great idea.
    And you are right about the Acers – they look beautiful this time of year.
    Cute dog by the way, even if a little bit dirty.

  • Robert Karlsson

    Lets have a post dedicated to willow weaving – top tips and best methods.

  • Allison

    Your dog looks sooo cute in the basket 🙂 Willows don’t grow here but weaving the borders for your garden beds looks not only good but keeps the garden with a more natural look rather than artificial borders.

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