The autumn season brings much needed water after the summer's droughts, and with it glorious colour and new awakenings.
At Timber Hill, the toadstools and funghi cluster in the woodland areas alongside the autumn crocus. October brings a mass of flowers on the camellia sasanqua bushes. The acers and liquidambars show their change of colour from strong green through yellows to red - a glorious time of year. The rich royal blues of the Aconitum (commonly known as aconite, monkshood or wolf's bane) is part of the Delphinieae family.
Autumn is a time to look forward to - taking us through the winter months and into the following spring. It is also a time for hard physical work, cutting back on summer growth, planting bulbs and planning for the next year.