With wind and rain increasing, tender plants will need protection from; frost, gales and freezing rains. It’s time to move plants into the greenhouse, or into sheltered spots. If not, it’s worth wrapping plants or pots. Winter is also a difficult time for birds, remember to leave some water and food.
1. Clear away fallen leaves, especially from lawns, ponds and beds
2. Prevent water logging by raising containers onto pot feet
3. Plant your tulip bulbs ready 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 - you can use bubblewrap
8. Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees by using grease bands around the trunks
9. Leave a supply of bird food to encourage winter birds in the garden
10. Use a seasonal bonfire – if possible – to dispose of excess debris unfit for composting.