Trees are very important to me. I have a tiny back garden, but still have managed to squeeze four trees into it, and that’s not counting several in pots. The garden is edged by a nine foot high beech hedge, beyond which are a line of sycamores, so there are still more that form part of my boundary. It is beginning to feel like living in a woodland.
At Rosemoor, as well as being attracted to the beautiful, jewel-like colours of the autumn leaves, I loved the bark on some of the maples and birches. Here are just a couple I thought were especially outstanding.
There are some stunning pictures of bark here.
As I mentioned yesterday, the gardeners at Rosemoor have also created the most covetable vegetable garden. I was staggered at what was in full production on the last day of October. With the exception of the sub-tropical plants such as aubergines, peppers and tomatoes, just about everything else you might want to eat was there. Look at those lovely lettuces below and in the distance there are rows of cabbages including the ornamental ones, and leeks. The fencing is to keep rabbits off.