By the way if you get deer in your garden (a rather lovely problem I know!) don't be put off growing tulips. When they start to show place some small blocks of cheap perfumed soap around the bulbs and the deer won't eat them. It has worked here for many years.
There are still autumn colours on the trees, we've had some wintry snow on the hilltops, and I'm planning Spring - throw in Christmas and I'll be getting confused.