Put out slug deterrents, such as tubs with milk or beer - and mulch around vulnerable plants such as hostas with broken eggshells or gravel.
Sow zinnias in a sheltered frame.
If moss is a problem on your lawn, take remedial action now.
Check the bulbs of garlic and shallots and, if they are loose, firm them down.
Start gloxinias into growth by setting them in boxes of light, moist soil.
Take chrysanthemum cuttings.
Remove shoots that have no live buds from summerflowering clematis and cut back lateflowering clematis hard.
Prune tender climbers and wall shrubs if they show strong growth.
Remove winter protection from containers and top-dress or replant pot-bound plants.