In most parts of France, we've had three months almost with no rain, and an usually hot spring: it was 25Â° C yesterday which is more the kind of temperatures we usually have in July. There are measures of water restriction on half the territory so far, and when you look at the "lawn" in the second photo, you will have an idea of the problem. For those like me who have mainly potted trees, it means some cultivars are already showing Autumn colours. This A. Shirasawanum aureum for instance was left too long in a sunny spot. The leaves are not scorched, but though the colours are beautiful, I'm afraid it won't keep its leaves until the end of the season if it goes on like that. I've also had a 'Tsuma Gaki' for a few weeks (I simply love it, it's the most spectacular in my small collection when leafing out), and it's Autumn for this one too, but I'm not familiar with this cultivar, maybe it's normal? You can also see in the leaf in the top left the trace of a hail storm a couple of weeks ago (yes, it seems we're going to have them all this year ^^) The "green" ones don't seem to be affected though.