The first time I completed The Woodland Trust’s Nature Detectives – Colour Bingo, was in February this year, you can read that post here.
Since then, I forgot to participate in spring and summer. So I decided that I was overdue to do another one. I chose the glorious season of autumn in the hope of finding new variations of the colours.
The colours of the bingo are: red, black, white, grey, yellow, pink, cream, brown and green. Here’s what I came up with from my yarden for each colour.
The striking colour red features highly in the yarden this year. There are falling blueberry leaves, cotoneaster berries and ripening autumn growing raspberries.
Black is a hard colour to find. As it had been raining today I chose the black of wet soil. Not very imaginative I know, sorry!
White was a no-brainer. I picked the white of the late blooming dahlia. The hot summer of 2018 had severely stunted the growth of the dahlia, but I managed to get three flowers from it this year. Better than nothing!
Bumblebee on Dahlia
Grey Jasmine bark
Bee on honeysuckle
For grey I chose the bark of the jasmine, while for the yellow I selected the lone honeysuckle flower still soldering on.
Pink was an easier colour. I could have chosen the pink of the penstemon or the delicate flowers of the verbena but I decided to go with the successful sedum.
The luscious petals of the fuchsia I chose for cream. This year has been the best showing of the fuschia. Perhaps the heat of the summer helped?
For brown I picked the brown leaves of the heuchera.
The colour Green, as you can imagine is abundant in the yarden. The ivy plant I deliberated was the best to depict this colour.
There were also the colour blue and purple in the yarden. For blue I chose the lithodora blue, while the purple I chose the beautiful salvia mystic spires. My yarden isn’t complete without this autumn flowering shrub.
Common Carder Bee on Lithodora Blue
Honey bee on Salvia
Perhaps you too can join in the colour bingo? Let me know what colours you find?
Thanks for reading,