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Autumn in a UK Garden

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We’re back again today with photos taken by Maria Savoskula of the Stockcross House garden where Istvan Dudas is part-time head gardener. Istvan has shared photos of his work with us before (Gardening as an Art Form). Check those out if you’ve missed them.

Yesterday we looked at photos taken in the garden over the summer, and today we’re back to enjoy some scenes from fall.

Bold banana foliage rises above that of a smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria, Zones 5–8) and the delicate pink spires of kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate (Persicaria orientalis, annual).

wide view of the house and surrounding landscapeStockcross House itself is a pretty incredible setting for this beautiful garden.

close up of yellow, blue, and white flowersFall flowers include yellow sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale, Zones 3–8), white Japanese anemones (Anemone hupehensis, Zones 5–9), and the small blue flowers of what looks to be Salvia uliginosa (Zones 6–10).

pink dahlias wth yellow sneezeweed behindDahlias in peak late-summer bloom, backed up by a huge mass of yellow sneezeweed.

small white and purple flowers in the sunIvy-leaved cyclamen (Cyclamen hederifolium, Zones 4–8) is dormant in summer and then blooms at the beginning of fall. The beautiful leaves patterned with silver will emerge shortly and last all winter before going dormant in the spring.

garden path flanked by plants and leading to a treeI love the interplay of formal and informal elements here. The path and tightly sheered shrubs are very rigid and formal, while the wild perennials soften them with their loose growth.

red salvias growing next to other flowersClouds of red salvia (Salvia coccinea, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) glow in the sun.

gate covered in vines that leads to lush gardenA garden wall and gate frame the view beyond into a perfect garden picture.

close up of ornamental grass growing behind small purple flowersA perfectly dreamy plant combination of Mexican feather grass (Nassella tenuissima, Zones 7–10) and the purple flowers of what looks like Allium ‘Millenium’ (Zones 5–8).


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