WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK
IF you are forcing hyacinths for Christmas, have a peep at them to check their growth. Leave them in the dark under black plastic until at least an inch of growth is showing.
PLANT up hippeastrum bulbs for a delightful display of these exotic blooms.
TIE in climbing roses to prevent wind damage – old nylon tights tied in a figure of eight between stem and support work well.
WARM weather in October and November means there have been quite a few weeds growing, so on clement days, try to pull out a few.
YOU’VE probably finished with mowing the lawn but you can give your garden a neater appearance for the winter by cutting the edges with a lawn edger for a crisp finish.