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TAWNEY BROWN AND PALE GOLD

It has come to that time of year again when the excitement of sharing what's going on in the garden, turns to worry about whether there will be enough to fill my Six on Saturday.  Keeping this going right through to Spring is a challenge, but who doesn't love a challenge? So lets go straight in to number one with this Mahonia x media.   It looks particularly good with against the yellow of the Beech behind it.  This plant is being gradually reduced back, so next Spring the last of these 10ft branches will be removed. Cotinus Royal Purple is still hanging on to most of its leaves, particularly on the higher branches.  They are a good autumnal burgundy.  I'm not sure whether this one is ready for cutting back next year.  The plant is three years old and is planted in the Long Border, so I don't want it to get too large. Further along the border is Euphorbia Wulfenii, whose glaucous grey colouring (is grey ever not glaucous?) contrasts with the brown of the birch leaves co

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