My plants are looking pretty tatty, and i have started cutting back some of the lavender, but I always leave cutting back until there are no flowers at all, so no nectar. I'm glad I did this year as it has really helped the pascuorum, who have had the nectar practically to themselves - although I expect the night-flying moths get their share.
The weather has turned cold and rainy today, and nothing is foraging from the garden flowers, though I did see a few hoverflies early this morning in the woods before the rain hit. Lots of red squirrels in the woods. This appears to have been a bumper year for them.
My log fire was lit, and my desk lamp was switched on at 3:30 this afternoon - it's like winter.