It's too easy to be seduced by the beautiful flower colour of spring rhododendrons and summer roses. Let's give the trees in the Dog-Path garden the praise they deserve - like this slow growing Cornus (or Dogwood) with beautifully variegated foliage.
Dogwood Tree Leaf
The back of the Dog Path Garden, where this Dogwood lives, is a very leafy garden. There are some regulation rhododendrons nearby, who are already as big as this slow growing tree. The coloured Cornus leaves brighten up the spring and summer, and the autumn colours are spectacular.
My records claim that the above tree leaf is a Cornus Cherokee Sunset. It has beautiful red colours in autumn (or fall).
Autumn Dogwood Leaves
Some words of gardening encouragement to all my Dogwood trees - I don't mind if you're growing slowly. Get a good root system, ignore the pushy rhododendrons and hebes (I'll prune them back, I promise) and be as slow as you like! Hopefully I've got all the time in the world...