Yes, the garden is starting to look lovely, Barkingdog. I thought it great that a visitor said it was like a cottage garden, because that is the sort of garden I am aiming for. Love visiting gardens where you just want to explore and see what little treasures are tucked away. Don't knock your beautiful Fall leaves. The colours in Fall there are superb, unlike our same old, same old nothing, just gum trees.
People here flock to a town called Bright in order to see your sort of Autumn colours.