Phyl Palframan Autumn presented its signature colour orange with fiery exuberance this year. It blends with yellow in Pride of India leaves, and the Spiraea arguta hedge. And some of the Japanese maples (others go cherry red). And in other trees too numerous to mention. And in “Rhodesian” glads, and calendulas, and leonotus. Thank goodness those strongly orange perennials flower late: how would one reconcile them, visually, with the pastel summer borders?