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The flower garden

Cover large non frost hardy plants with horticulture fleece.

Cover newly planted bulbs with wire netting to prevent squirrels from digging them up.

Water cyclamen plants that have died down during the summer.

Lift and divide asters.

The kitchen garden

Sow green manure in empty beds, this keeps the weeds down and can be dug into the beds a few weeks before planting.

Gather leeks, artichokes, carrots, parsnips, pumpkins and squashes.

Sow broad beans and peas.

Prune blackberries after fruiting.

The greenhouse

Tidy the greenhouse. Clear and clean staging.

Lift and bring in dahlia, canna, azaleas, gladioli, begonia, pelargonium, and agapanthus in a frost proof place.

Pot up herbs and bring in.

Check heating equipment is working.

The pond

Remove pond filters and pumps.


Tidy and clear weeds.

Aerate lawns by spiking with a folk and brushing sand into the holes.

Reduce watering.

Pot up pots of hyacinths and paper white narcissus for indoor displays.

Dig in farmyard manure to all beds leaving a thick mulch.

Collect and compost leaves as they fall.

Ripen green tomatoes on a window sill or make green tomato chutney.

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