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14/10/2007


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AMELANCHIER SNOWY MESPILUS

The weather today has been lovely, take a look at that blue sky in the photo, and I spent about 5 hours outside in the garden, with quite a few tea breaks thrown in! I have accumulated debris enough for another trip to the tip, I do compost a lot of my garden rubbish, but I can only do so much.

Gardening should really be done in blinkers. Its distractions are tempting and persistent, and only by stern exercise of will do I ever finish one job without being lured off to another.
Richardson Wright

Amelanchier can be used as a shrub but ours has been left to develop into a small multi-stemmed tree. In Spring it has white flowers before these turn into berries, ripening from red to purple-black. The leaves change various shades of colour during the year until Autumn when they have this beautiful bronze leaf colour, it is deciduous but the bark gives character to the garden in wintertime. The blackbirds and starlings love the berries, adults and juveniles alike.

5 comments:

Joanna said...

It was a lovely day to be out in the garden, I was out in mine too. I love watching blackbirds and have just noticed a robin visiting the garden more often

the flour loft said...

Hi Louise,
Our neighbour has this, also grown into a tree. It's right by the fence which borders our garden and it's so beautiful. I'd forgotten it's name so thank you for reminding me. We have been collecting the leaves which are falling in to our garden and have been pressing them so we can use them to make pictures. The patterns and colours on each one are so different..all beautiful.
Great cobweb photo!
ginny
x

carolyn said...

Sounds like a real gem, we love to attract the birds to the garden.

Lynda said...

Lovely photo! The red leaves look so vibrant against the blue sky. And I love the photo of the raindrops on the web in your post below. Thanks so much for coming by to visit my blog. I hope you'll share photos of your ceramic pumpkin! ~ Lynda ♥

Suzie Sews said...

Every time I visit your blog your photos are amazing and take my breath away,
Suzie Sews