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Sounds like we could have done with 50% of your weather and you could have done with 50% of ours to bring everything in line with where it was...
Wouldn't that be lovely! I feel like we deserve it, after the thoroughly disappointing summer weather we've had!
Well, a switch has been flipped and my little Osakazuki has started going into autumn reds for real. Close-up of the colour-change, and a pic of...
They are just full of surprises (and if you told your average Joe off the street that, they wouldn't believe you. Funny old hobby, isn't it?)
Some buttery yellow colours starting to come through over here!
Beni Otake putting out some big wide leaves on the new growth - I'm always amused at how dramatically different the leaf-shapes are at different...
Funny to see how bright the new growth colour was at the start of the month, and how quickly it's darkened over the last few weeks:
After being relatively static for two years, Suminagashi has decided to send out two branches at a completely different angle from the direction...
Sawa Chidori new growth turning from coral to a salmon pink after about a month:
Beni Shigitatsu Sawa on the left, Shigitatsu Sawa on the right again:
I love the colour of Sango Kaku new growth at this time of year:
New growth on Pixie:
My big lovely guy got very sun-scorched and almost all the leaves fried, which is so sad when I look back at the pics I posted back in May... it's...
One month later from the previous post, pretty much:
Inaba Shidare at the end of August:
Bright new growth towards the end of August:
That new growth keeps on coming! I'm starting to think I want to take the bottom branch off and keep that trunk open, though that's a lot of tree...
Beni Shigitatsu Sawa (left) and Shigitatsu Sawa (right) towards the end of summer:
My Ukigumo has taken off like a shot this year, stretching out those new branches towards the sky. I need to get some longer stakes, since it's...