Looking around, I was surprised how much colour is still around - the house walls are covered in jasmine and cotoneaster.
More polyanthus are coming into flower
Unfortunately, the birds seem fond of this pink one and have nibbled most of it away.
And there are still summer 'leftovers' - an oriental poppy with two buds, orange welsh poppies in flower and the black hollyhock is still going strong.
As I'm typing this up, late at night, I can hear birds twittering in the pyracantha at the front of the house, sounding as if they're nesting already. Surely that's not possible?