I took a stroll around my garden this morning. It was freezing. I was shivering, the leaves were shivering and the cat, very sensibly, stayed indoors. There’s not much left in the garden, as you might expect. Most things have gone over and many of the permanent fruit bushes have lost their leaves.
But… those that are still hanging on to a few leaves are producing some spectacular colours. Anyone that tells you a vegetable garden isn’t beautiful in the Winter just isn’t looking carefully enough. There is tons of colour, albeit in small bursts. But when you find it, it’s definitely beautiful.
Above is a leaf from my Blueberry bush. It’s not covered in leaves like this, just a few. But their flame colours can be seen from across the garden.
The Blackberry too is putting on a last burst before dropping its leaves and shutting up shop for the Winter. I love the oranges and flame reds.
Even the Grapevine has turned this gorgeous warm yellow. It looks so amazing that I’m putting off pruning it until the last leaf has dropped so that I can enjoy the colours longer.
Who says trees have the monopoly on Autumn, huh? But the most surprising thing of all is that it all looks completely different to how it looked at this time last year.