Get to work before temperatures fall
Continue planting bulbs and, in particular, tulips can now go into the ground.
Sow batches of hardy broad beans and peas outdoors to yield early crops next year.
Remove suckers from the base of plants.
Pick off rotting fruit from trees and dispose to get rid of
fungal spores that overwinter.
Bonfire Night is a great time to get rid of material that is unsuitable for composting, so collect diseased leaves from fruit trees and roses and chuck on the fire.
Rake up fallen leaves and compost in bin bags pierced with a few holes – this makes excellent compost for your ericaceous plants.
Treat your lawn with autumn fertiliser to help it get through winter in good health.
Prune shrub roses now to avoid damage to the roots caused by high winds rocking the plant back and forth. Diseased leaves and roses can go on the bonfire