Aralia Cordata Sun King & Sorbaria
Aralia Cordata Sun King & Sorbaria

I’m beginning to enjoy the monthly Foliage Follow Up Meme more than the Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post.  It makes you really look at your plants and see what is interesting aside from the flowers.

This month I have two new additions to the garden (above) Aralia Cordata Sun King (paler broader leaf) and Sorbaria.  They are to go at the far end of the garden where I am beginning to create a kind of foliage screen to the fence.  They are both deciduous and the Sorbaria is meant to have good autumn colour.  I have been warned it can sucker but that’s fine as I need something to fill a biggish gap and I can always sell the suckers.

Melianthus major
Melianthus major

The Melianthus is my favourite foliage plants this month particularly as it had disappeared under rampant Cosmos and was looking sorry for itself.  It is now much happier and perky especially since we have had quite a bit of rain over the last week.

Acer

My unidentified Acer is beginning to change colour.  I was particularly struck with how it looks like someone has been daubing the leaves with a paint brush.  I can’t remember noticing this before but then I might not have been looking.

Castor Oil Plant
Castor Oil Plant

The Castor Oil plants have provided a wonderful contrast to the Dahlias and I find it amazing that they have grown as much as they have from seed in one year.  They are quite magnificent.

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I do seem to like purple leaved plants like this Cornus and again they are providing a good back drop to the bright colours of the Dahlias and Chrysanthemums.

For more Foliage Follow Up posts pop over to Pam’s blog Digging

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