The story of late autumn colour continues. Liquidambar formosana does not colour nearly as dramatically as the more common L. styraciflua. But it turns very late in the season, slowly and impressively, and suddenly this last week I’ve become aware of the trees planted along Park Lane in the arboretum and at the entrance to the farm, behind Croft Cottage. Coming to think of it – these ‘lesser’ trees have been given very important places, and they rise to the occasion more successfully with every passing year! So here they are; surrounded by wintery trees and even more wintery perennials, shining in the winter sunlight.