The English love to discuss the weather and 2007 gave us lots to talk about . . . 'Summer' was in April; May to the end of August was . . . er . . . well . . . let's put it politely . . . dull and wet; but now the garden, and countryside, is putting on a cracking early November display with dazzling bursts of colour - a fizzing zingy end to the gardening year.
Clockwise from top left: • wild bullace trees in our boundary hedge • red flower spikes of polygonum amplexicaule and wisteria leaves • a cactus flowered dahlia • cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' • spindle berries (euphorbia europeans) • fuchsia 'Thalia'