Summer never really happened so it was no surprise that the leaves on the apple tree which is our indicator that Autumn is here in 2021 – suddenly turn red overnight (or so it seemed.)
Everything was lush and had great summer growth. The woodland flourished and salvias grew over a metre tall in a few short months. But most splendid of all was the Louis van Houtte Elm – it’s lime foliage and beautiful leaves dominate the drive in – with the ghost gum in front – spectacular.
We were just getting used to being back in the garden when another lockdown came and the weather seemed to get cold very quickly.