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Holehird Gardens in September: 3 things to look out for when you visit:
- Last month the stars of the Hydrangea Walk were the blue varieties of H. macrophylla. Many of them, such as the lovely blue-green 'Atlantic', are still going strong but the eye is now drawn first of all to the white varieties of H. paniculata. Favourites to look out for include 'Everest' (pictured) , 'Unique' and the delicate 'Great Star'.
- The dominant colour palette in the Walled Garden at this time of year is hot! Next to the entrance, you won't be able to miss the bright gold of Acer palmatum 'Sango kaku', always one of the first acers to show its autumn colouring. Throughout the Walled Garden swathes of dahlias, crocosmias and heleniums create a vibrant patchwork of red, orange and gold.
- The Courtyard Bed in the small car park behind the main building is now home to a growing collection of fuschias. Particularly strong varieties include 'Alice Hoffman' and the aptly named 'Display' but all have thrived in the unusual weather conditions we have had this year.