Put a floating ball or a piece of polystyrene in ponds to stop the water freezing.
Stake Brussels sprouts with sturdy canes and remove dead or dying leaves around the bottom of plants.
Do some weeding if the ground is soft enough, to give you a head start for spring.
Fill border gaps with new perennials.
Move plants which don’t work in their current spot while they are dormant, but the ground is still workable.
Stop rabbits attacking your trees by placing a tree guard around the trunk.
Buy hippeastrum (amaryllis) now to get the best selection of bulbs, but hold off planting in the greenhouse until February as they’ll struggle in the low light levels of winter.
Prune blackcurrants, removing a quarter of the older stems at the base.
Send petrol mowers to be serviced.
Buy in well-rotted farmyard manure or mushroom compost to mulch borders and dig into soil.
Continue to harvest carrots, parsnips, leeks, beetroot, winter cabbage and Brussels sprouts.