●● Clean barbecues, garden furniture and non-frost-resistant pots and store them for winter. ●● Finish repotting winter-flowering arum lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica). ●● Check ties of climbers and replace as necessary where the shoots are rubbing against supports. ●● Mulch over areas that haven’t been done and replenish those areas which have dispersed. ●● Cut back dead or diseased branches of plum and cherry trees after picking. Paint saw cuts with wound paint. ●● Clean water butts to prevent contamination of the water and blocked taps. ●● Plant garlic outdoors in warm areas. ●● After sowing a new lawn, keep off the young grass as much as possible until spring. ●● Sow seeds of pelargoniums in a frost-free greenhouse or conservatory. ●● Start planting container-grown trees and shrubs in the garden once there has been enough rain to wet the soil thoroughly. ●● Remove flowers from first year globe artichokes to allow roots to build up.