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.
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 to provide a crisp finish.
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.
Tie in climbing roses to prevent wind damage – old nylon tights tied in a figure of eight between stem and support work well.
It’s the right time to prune deciduous hedging but leave evergreen hedges until spring.
Clean tools before putting them away for winter. Fill a small bucket with sand and oil and dip the metal parts of tools in – this will clean and oil them for winter.