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View from our windscreen yesterday afternoon. Was a glorious day, walking on the beach, till I got bitten by something and my elbow swelled up and itched all night! That’ll teach me to take my jumper off!
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And just along the coast from where we parked..
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mariesnowgoose

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Been nowhere lately (waiting on new circuit board for van habitation heater and I really hate being cold when out and about in it) 😕

So, by way of compensation, this is what's outside the house door just now...

Acers I grew from seed back in 2000, buddha has been there for 15 years now...

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View through living room window:

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mariesnowgoose

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Did you have a frost?
Nope. Frost has nothing to do with the leaves dropping or colouring.

The tree decides when it has coloured up enough to signal the leaves are done with and then drops them.
Leaves start changing colour when the days start getting shorter and the nights cooler, not because of frost.

My acer has usually coloured up well every year for the past 20 years, except where there has been an extra-early frost or heavy wind and/or rain.

In autumn the days start getting shorter and there is less sunlight. This is a signal for the leaves to prepare for winter and to stop making chlorophyll. Once this happens, the green colour starts to fade and the reds, oranges, and yellows become visible.

Cool temperatures, particularly at night, combined with abundant sunlight, promote the best leaf colours. Freezing conditions destroy the machinery responsible for this change, so early frost actually means an early end to colourful foliage!

So an early frost will end colourful foliage and cause leaves to drop before they change colour.

The best weather for brilliant autumn foliage is a growing season with ample moisture followed by a dry, cool and sunny autumn with warm days and cool (but frostless!) nights.

Heavy wind or rain can also cause the leaves to drop before they fully develop their autumn colour.
 

Scotia

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Nope. Frost has nothing to do with the leaves dropping or colouring.

The tree decides when it has coloured up enough to signal the leaves are done with and then drops them.
Leaves start changing colour when the days start getting shorter and the nights cooler, not because of frost.

My acer has usually coloured up well every year for the past 20 years, except where there has been an extra-early frost or heavy wind and/or rain.
In autumn the days start getting shorter and there is less sunlight. This is a signal for the leaves to prepare for winter and to stop making chlorophyll. Once this happens, the green colour starts to fade and the reds, oranges, and yellows become visible.

Cool temperatures, particularly at night, combined with abundant sunlight, promote the best leaf colours. Freezing conditions destroy the machinery responsible for this change, so early frost actually means an early end to colourful foliage!

So an early frost will end colourful foliage and cause leaves to drop before they change colour.

The best weather for brilliant autumn foliage is a growing season with ample moisture followed by a dry, cool and sunny autumn with warm days and cool (but frostless!) nights.

Heavy wind or rain can also cause the leaves to drop before they fully develop their autumn colour.
That'll be me told then!🤣
 

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Living in the Central belt we’re not to leave the health board area or make unnecessary journeys, but we had planned a few days away in the van before the restrictions and the advice was that planned trips away during half term need not be cancelled, so in lovely weather off we went to the West coast.
Visited Benmore botanic garden, fantastic at the time of year.

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We also found some nice quiet spots to spend the night with great views.

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Here’s hoping that we’ll soon be freed to use the van again.
 

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Been nowhere lately (waiting on new circuit board for van habitation heater and I really hate being cold when out and about in it) 😕

So, by way of compensation, this is what's outside the house door just now...

Acers I grew from seed back in 2000, buddha has been there for 15 years now...

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View through living room window:

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This is in my back garden .so at home got water ingress in rear wall of motorhome
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mariesnowgoose

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Like your pictures
This is in my back garden .so at home got water ingress in rear wall of motorhome
That green parakeet means you must be somewhere down south? Walford maybe? (clue in the name...?) :unsure: 😁

Sorry to hear about water ingress, hope you manage to get it sorted 😕
 

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I have tried planting loads od seeds/plants in my garden but the weeds always win and the good ones dont grow. 🤔
 
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