DEADHEAD WINTER POTS Keep deadheading autumn/winter container plants such as violas to keep displays looking fresh and to encourage new flowers. BUILD A LAST-MINUTE BONFIRE If you’re planning to have a bonfire, stack the material in one area, then build it just before lighting to ensure hedgehogs and other creatures aren’t sheltering under the wood.
SPRUCE UP TOOLS Clean tools such as spades, forks and hoes before storing. Brush off soil, wipe down with a damp cloth, dry and spray with WD-40 to prevent rust.
BRING IN FORCED BULBS Continue to check on hyacinths that you’re forcing for winter flowers. Once the shoots start to push through, bring the bulbs out from their cool, dark spot and place them somewhere bright and warm.