From autumn to winter

The wind is howling outside as I write, tearing down the valley towards the sea and throwing rain against the sides of the house.¬†It’s been a relatively mild autumn, no real storms so far, but the past couple of days have hinted at a definite change in season. On a drive down the Sterridge Valley this afternoon, the trees looked magnificent, still with many leaves. No doubt, the wind will soon blow these away.

In the garden, some plants are still flowering from summer and autumn.

Hydrangea in Ilfracombe flowering in November
Hydrangea in Ilfracombe flowering in November

 Hydrangeas and fuchsias are still flowering . . .

Fuchsias flowering in Ilfracombe in November
Fuchsias flowering in Ilfracombe in November

These are quite sheltered so are protected from the winds . . .

Devon Dumpling fuchsias flowering in November in Ilfracombe
Devon Dumpling fuchsias flowering in November in Ilfracombe

Look at these vibrant berries . . . I don’t know what the shrub is . . .

Autumn berries
Autumn berries

And the heather is just starting to come into flower . . .

Heather coming into flower in November in Ilfracombe
Heather coming into flower in November in Ilfracombe

We don’t seem to have had a summer this year, but there’s still much to enjoy throughout the other seasons.

2 thoughts on “From autumn to winter”

  1. Your berries in the photo look like Pyracantha ‘Mohave’. Are the flowers white and in small clusters…and the shrub 6-8 feet high. It can be trained on an espalier. If it’s only about 2-4 feet high then it’s probably the dwarf variety.

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