Prepare celery trenches, digging in plenty of compost.
Move deciduous trees or shrubs provided the soil is fit to work.
Take root cuttings from oriental poppies, Primula denticulata, brunnera, gaillardia and many other plants.
Plant some decorative outdoor containers for Christmas, featuring winter-flowering heathers, skimmia and dogwood.
Rake up the last of the leaves.
Dig up and divide overcrowded clumps of ferns.
Protect alpines from excessive rain by covering them with cloches.
If frost threatens, wrap sacking or bubble wrap around terracotta and ceramic containers to prevent them from freezing, or move them closer to the house.
Mulch the crowns of perennials with chipped bark or compost to protect them from the elements.
Place netting over your holly bushes if you want the berries for Christmas decorations, or the birds may eat them all.
Check stored tender bulbs and corms to make sure none have gone rotten. If they have, pick them out and dispose of them.