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Autumn in the Veg Garden

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.

11 Responses to “Autumn in the Veg Garden”

  1. Dion 15 Nov 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Gorgeous colours! Our garden is the same I think: if you glance at it there’s nothing too impressive, but once you look close there are some really beautiful patches! One of my favourites was some kind of vine that has invaded from a neighbour (maybe a kiwi I think) – it had only just made it in, so the leaves in our garden were very young and turned a bright flame red as soon as it got cold! All gone now though…

  2. Ankeon 17 Nov 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Sehr schöne Herbstfotos, ich frage mich ob meine Gartenplanung auch so etwas hervorbringt

  3. Leaon 17 Nov 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Georgeous leaves! Well worth braving the freezing weather!

  4. Elizabeth Beston 17 Nov 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I just love the autumn colours although it can be really hard to care for your garden in these months.

  5. Claireon 18 Nov 2011 at 10:17 am

    Lovely pics! Our sycamore is just like this too – it’s such a beautiful time of year!

  6. Belmonton 20 Nov 2011 at 12:24 am

    Beautiful leaves, congratulations on some lovely photographs!

  7. Urban Gardenson 20 Nov 2011 at 6:05 am

    How beautiful!!! :)

    ~Lynn

  8. Damoon 20 Nov 2011 at 1:14 pm

    It’s a great time of year with fantastic colours in crisp Autumn sun.

  9. Chilli Ninjaon 20 Nov 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Autumn is my favourite season and I appreciate the lovely colours too. I love standing in my garden with a crisp cool air and looking around and thinking about the possibilities of next years growing season.
    Lovely pictures!

  10. Garden Awningson 23 Nov 2011 at 10:21 am

    Autumn colours are nearly worth being a little colder for. There are so many wonderful views and changes in the environment which happen in autumn and shouldn’t be missed. The pictures are wonderful!

  11. Garethon 11 Dec 2011 at 11:28 am

    My liquid amber (sweet gum) trees foliage is amazing also. Last year 2010 was in my view the best year in living memory for autumn foliage.