Favourite forms in the garden

As autumn's mists descend and the sun grows weaker, the garden fills with skeletal forms. Blooms gone, new structures are revealed. Papery cowslip heads provide a welcome retreat for Nab End's harlequin ladybirds. But it is the hellebore's elfin hats, the foxglove's bells, the rustling heads of columbine, and the lily's russet casings that appeal to me,…