The English Garden


The tiny ‘Osakazuki’ I planted in the garden last autumn has yet to reach much more than five foot, so it is not a patch on the or , just two of the superb autumn gardens featured in this issue. Yet despite my acer’s diminutive size, its feathery leaves are now the colour of amber, glowing in the still-warm sun and drawing all the attention. As autumn progresses, deciduous trees like acers really come into their own, their colourful display of falling leaves a last hurrah before winter.

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