Barlow Nurseries

Growers of trees, shrubs and hardy herbaceous perennial garden plants near Newport, Shropshire

Autumn colour

September’s almost done, and autumn is upon us.

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.

Except that this year the fruitfulness seems to be anything but mellow – we predict the autumn 2013 gardening blogosphere will overflow with pictures of bulging berries and burgeoning boughs, and all manner of tales of fruit and veggy excesses, just you wait and see!

The sun may be making its way south for winter, the lighting softer, and the temperatures cooler, but there are still plenty of plants showing colours to brighten our borders.   Here’s our favourite colour combination right now :

Aster Louise and Sedum Herbstfreude

Aster ‘Louise’ and Sedum ‘Herbstfreude’ AGM (aka ‘Autumn Joy’) on our sales benches, September 2013

There are plenty of deciduous trees and shrubs starting to show autumal garden-brightening colours right now as well – some of them are well into their stride already, so there should be a smooth transition from flower to autumn-foliage colour, and a good few weeks of interest in the garden yet!

And just to prove it, we’re declaring this month Barlow Garden Photography Month!

Budding authors will be familiar with NaNoWriMo – if you’re not, Google will surely help – and it seems only fair that there should be an (admittedly rather more parochial) event for the visual arts!

So the final month or so before we close the gate for winter will be BaGaPhoMo, and blogged photographically.   Probably ad nauseum.

Watch this space for more autumnal images than you can shake a stick at.

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