Autumn finery at Kew Gardens – Liquidambers, of course, my favourite Cotinus, Liriodendron, Hamamelis and Prunus, the ornamental cherries…

Blue skies, sunshine and a long hour at Kew Gardens to spy some autumnal goings on with a collection of amazing trees. I didn't travel far from the Palm House and I know there would be much, much more to see if I had to time to explore further - I really wanted to see…

Intimations of Autumn – Witch Hazel and Virginia Creeper

I'm afraid I don't know which cultivar of Hamamelis this is (a sale item, healthy enough but long since separated from any identifying label) but what gorgeous autumn colouring.... I'll have to wait a few months to see the distinctive thread-like and hopefully fragrant flowers, on bare winter branches, to determine who this is. In…