Time it right!
Like panning for gold, hitting peak autumn technicolour can be hit and miss. Some years the turn seems to start in September; in others the leaves cling into November. We’ve seen assertions a heatwave like the one this summer means spectacular fall colour, but we’ve seen the exact opposite claimed too. Eyes on the ground are the best indicator and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can be a great way to track progress – #autumn. Follow the Woodland Trust and
Forestry Commissions (England, Wales and Scotland) for leafy updates and don’t miss the fabulous Alan Power (@alanstourhead), head gardener at the National Trust’s Stourhead and a highlight of every autumn on Radio 4’s PM.