We are almost into winter but it has been a very strange Autumn. I generally revel in Autumn and its colours but this year it has been so strange. Early autumn was an extension of summer and then suddenly came in cold and wet and dismal. My neck of the woods has just started to colour up and not its usual dynamic colours - very disappointing this year. My garden is all out of sync. Usually its the silver birches that go first and then liquidambers and ash trees but this year its all over the place . Still holding most of its leaves. Also many of the spring plants are coming out and not in winter yet.