●● Cut back hedges before birds start to nest in them. ●● Prune largeflowered (Group 3) clematis. ●● In mild areas, start to prune roses, removing dead, diseased and dying stems. ●● Trim back winterflowering jasmine when it has finished flowering. ●● Top dress or re-pot pot-grown camellias when they pass out of flower. ●● Check supports on wall-trained fruit trees or bushes before the new season’s growth starts in earnest. ●● Test the soil in your garden to see if the pH needs adjusting or if it is deficient in any major nutrients. ●● Put cloches in position to warm the soil for early sowings of vegetables next month. ●● Sow under glass slow-maturing bedding plants such as African marigolds, petunias, lobelia and antirrhinums. ●● Prune autumnfruiting raspberry canes.