The silver birches still have their leaves, though they have all turned to gold now and the sun is getting lower in the sky each day even at midday.
The Glastonbury Thorn is flowering early for a change, it flowers twice a year, traditionally it should flower on Christmas Day.
My old fatsia japonica, bought as a pot plant fifteen years ago and planted out when I moved to this house, is now an enormous flowering beast, for some reason being visited by lots of wasps.
Verbena bonariensis has self sown everywhere and throws up its lovely purple flowers
These are almost the last of my garden vegetables, though the rainbow chard will carry on even through the snow and there are self sown leeks coming up which look promising.
And, don’t laugh, one perfect red pepper survived the rampages of the snails, the others were all devoured silently in the night.