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Fabulous autumn colour - all on one tree!

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Anne Diamond | 13:35 UK time, Monday, 22 October 2012

Autumn leaves

My guest today, Mike Buffin, Gardens and Parks Adviser for the National Trust, brought in a handful of leaves that illustrate the beauty and wealth of autumn colour at the moment. And these leaves were all off the same tree- at the same time!

They're from a Liquidambar, also known as a SweetGum. Just in case you fancy planting one in your garden for a feast of colour every autumn, be warned, they grow big - at least to 60 feet.

Places to go to feast your eyes on autumn colour - Mike recommends The Japanese Garden at Cliveden, The Vyne, Basildon Park and Greys Court.


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