The first leaves have started to fall from the Beech; the older varieties of hemerocallis are brown and tattered at their centre; and the Tricyrtis are about to bloom! In my shaded back garden I was amazed to see that practically overnight Hosta 'Yellow River' has begun its show of fall colour. When it dries up today, I'm going to see if I can get out and tidy things up. The rain and wind have thrown some of the larger plants to the ground. Looks like it'll be an afternoon of staking, trimming and grass cutting.