December colour

I may miss the big skies and straight roads of the Fens but the advantage of gardening somewhere completely different is that you get to grow in new conditions and try with a new range of plants. I have never had a really acid soil before and the relatively mild, maritime climate, even here in the ‘sunny southeast’ of Wexford suits a whole new world of plants for me.

fiery foliage and sinuous stems make Japanese maples a real autumn treat

fiery foliage and sinuous stems make Japanese maples a real autumn treat

So those Japanese maples (Acer palmatum) that have always been ungrateful, sulking, temporary visitors to my droughty Cambridgeshire garden flourish almost like weeds here. What could be more lovely on a December day?

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One Comment on “December colour”

  1. joy
    December 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    loving your blog Geoff and sooooo green with envy at that wonderful Japanese maple

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