I was only thinking the other day that a lot of the trees near where I work were beginning to turn brown fairly early. Although we’ve had a mixed summer and there were a few very cold mornings last week it did seem a bit strange, but no, it’s not strange. A news item today from the RHS suggests that the very dry Spring has put a lot of trees under water stress and they are shedding their leaves. Very pretty, I like it, but I wonder if it’s going to be a very short time to enjoy the colours this year. Better get ready with my camera post haste.

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