JOBS for the week
■ Something in the wrong place? Now’s a good time to move it and replace it with something new.
■ Fancy some greens for winter? You can sow and grow winter salads such as rocket now under cloches or in the greenhouse. You can plant autumn garlic bulbs too.
■ Have you finished pruning your roses? Bush roses are best done now to keep their height down for winter – they are susceptible to wind rock and this can damage their root system. Rambling roses should also be trimmed before winter storms.
■ You can take hardwood cuttings on shrubs such as cotinus, cornus, salix and roses.
■ Check tree stakes and ties on newly planted trees to ensure they are firm for winter.
■ Pots and containers can get waterlogged during heavy downpours so you can stand these on bricks to allow water to drain away.