■ Tender perennials such as pelargoniums and gazanias are unlikely to survive winter outside, so they need lifting, potting up and bringing undercover before the first frosts.
■ Unearth healthy plants with plenty of soil around the roots and pot them in a container of multi-purpose compost that’s large enough to take all the roots without swamping them.
■ Cut back all the stems to 4in (10cm) and remove any dead or damaged leaves. Remove pests and spray with a fungicide to deter botrytis moulds.
■ Water, then only water again when the compost is dry.
■ Store plants somewhere light, frost free and well ventilated. Water sparingly and don’t feed until spring, when they start to grow again.
Lift the plant with plenty of soil around its roots
Reduce stems to 4in (10cm)