In spite of weather reports forecasting subzero temperatures, when we got home yesterday, the nasturtiums were still going strong. However, there is no doubt autumn has arrived.
The first photo was taken in the Belton Estate, near Grantham. We had been trying to find it a couple of Christmases ago, but found a mound of sugar beet instead!
The second walk of the weekend was a sedate perusal of Bluebell Nursery in Leicestershire, which we went to in August for a Cornus alba Kesselringii (white dogwood). Then the ground had been so parched there were huge cracks, which were actually still in evidence in places. I guess it will take some time to get over this year’s drought.
However, the trees charmed us with their autumnal glory
and I took a photo of the Asian birch which I had dithered about photographing last time.
And I noticed a plant with no name attached. This, unlike the dogwood, I won’t be hunting down as I don’t think I can fit it in. Just look at its flowers, though!