Harlow Carr – autumn colours

by Carine Carson and Pat Hunter

Although the weather was far from perfect, Thursday 15th October was just the sort of day to attract WYHPS members to Harlow Carr in their droves – well, at least two!

Carine and Pat were kind enough to send some pictures of the day for the website.

Carine first – she says:


“Harlow Carr was just magical today – a real profusion of stunning autumn colours and textures. The Acers and Euonymous Alatus stole the show.

I didn’t get long to enjoy the garden before the heavens opened. It was just lovely for the hour I had to wonder through the winter garden and the improved and extended rock garden.”

Pat Hunter was also very taken with an Acer, preferring the back view to the front!

Acer – front view
Acer – back view

Pat was also intrigued by the Flouroselect trials of one of her favourite plants, Rudbeckia hirta. Here are two of them:

Pat commented: “My all time favourite is Rudbekia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’ but I grow this one, so no picture!”

And finally, it was good to see that not only WYHPS members were braving the weather. Pat spotted this Comma butterfly on a single Dahlia

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