We have always loved Japanese maple trees, and it is at this time of year that these really come in their own. Thinking about it I'm sure we have 6 different types in the garden as a whole, 3 are visible in the photo above.
The fork in the photo isn't for added effect, i really did do some digging today too!
Mum and I worked really hard, and 4 hanging baskets, one trough, a large decorative pot and a swept patio and yard later i think the garden is nearly ready for winter. I do like looking out of the window and seeing flowers in the dead of winter, so although hanging baskets might be considered passe, i still have them in my garden. Finally, it's interesting to compare todays post to the one i wrote in the spring, how different the garden looks!
Just got the front garden to sort out now.....