Within a few days the red Virginia creeper leaves will fall and for us this will signal the start of autumn "proper".
After a glorious September, it will also soon be time to start dismantling the begonia flower displays and put the tubers into storage.
.......then, like a relay race, the Japanese maples, with their change of colour, will become our autumn flowers!
The red foliage is from the plant Photinia × fraseri ‘Red Robin’
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