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A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER

As you may recall (if you were paying attention at the back), last week I was determined to put off Autumnal themes for as long as possible.  I do now concede defeat, after a week where is has been cold, wet and windy, although admittedly not all on the same day.  Last night it was the last episode of Gardener's World for this year, and so the weary gardener hangs up her trowel and retires indoors until the Spring. Well maybe not until the Spring, but I have to admit that no actual gardening has been done this week. Although I have been out to admire the changing colours of the leaves.  This azalea (Rhododendron luteum) has some of the best colour. A little smattering of leaves on the paths,  the long shadows and the yellowing foliage all give this photograph of the Rose Garden an unmistakable Autumn air. The berries on the Snowberry bushes (Symphoricarpos albus) look white and pristine.  This shrub is a bit of a thug and likes to take over.  I'm remined of Russel Page's op

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