Probably the British climate compelled more indoor life than the sunnier south.
Favor earthy and muted tones for the autumn season and leave the bold bright colors to sunnier days when ostentatious accessories are better tolerated.
Now that John and Jose have moved to a sunnier climate, our new leaders are Jim and Christine Burrows.
If it were sunnier, I 'd be tempted to refer to it as redneck country.
You can trim trees or simply note the problem and move your garden to a sunnier spot next year.