Tender plants will need protecting from frost, gales & freezing rains. Move plants into the greenhouse, or into a sheltered spot, but if you can’t, it is worth wrapping plants or pots. Remember winter can be tough time for birds in terms of water and food, so keep supplies well topped up

1. Clear up fallen leaves
2. Raise containers onto feet to prevent waterlogging
3. Plant tulip bulbs for spring display next year
4. Prune roses to prevent wind-rock
5. Plant out winter bedding
6. Cover brassicas with netting if pigeons are a problem
7. Insulate outdoor containers from frost - bubble wrap works well
8. Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees using grease bands around the trunks
9. Put out bird food
10. Use a seasonal bonfire - where this is allowed - to dispose of excess debris unfit for composting

November 01, 2022