Early winter days may ease the pace but there’s still plenty to do
All zones Alyssum, calendula, cineraria, dianthus, primula, pansy and viola.
Zones 2–5 Bellis, candytuft, Canterbury bells, carnation, cornflower, forget-menot, foxglove, nigella, penstemon, polyanthus, poppy, snapdragon, stock, sweet pea and wallflower.
Zones 6–8 Aster, celosia, marigold, nasturtium, salvia, scabiosa and zinnia.
All zones Broad beans, lettuce, cress and mustard.
Zones 2-6 Asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, garlic, onion, peas, radish, shallots, spinach and rhubarb crowns.
Zones 7–8 Beans, beetroot, broccoli, leek, spring onion, sweet potato, turnip and zucchini.
Pop in seedlings of primula now for colour by late winter.