●● Finish picking maincrop apples like Spartan and Sunset. ●● Check greenhouse heating and insulate to save heat. ●● Make sure bowls of bulbs being forced for indoor flowering do not dry out. ●● Make your own leaf mould, bagging up fallen leaves into black polythene bags with a few holes in them for air. ●● Protect tender plants by covering crowns with straw or wrapping horticultural fleece around them. ●● Clean bird feeders with a stiff brush and top them up during the cooler months. ●● Continue mulching bare ground and beds with compost or other organic matter. ●● Lift and divide perennials including clumps of crocosmias, replanting them in soil with added organic matter. ●● Lift and store dahlias in wooden trays in a cool, frost-free place. ●● Pick the last of the runner beans.