Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine
Jobs to do
■ Sow sweet peas in a cool greenhouse or cold frame for an early display next year.
■ Try growing perennials like delphinium, verbascum and lupin (pictured) from seed in the greenhouse.
■ Start to plant bareroot roses – they can be planted any time between now and March.
■ Plant heathers, grasses and trailing ivy in pots for winter colour and plant out spring bedding displays of pansies, violas and primulas.
■ Tidy up strawberry plants – cut off any dead leaves and remove runners.
■ Prune pear and apple trees anytime between now and February but do not prune plum trees as they will be susceptible to silver leaf fungus – wait until next midsummer.
■ Sow pots of herbs in a heated greenhouse or on a bright windowsill indoors.
■ Plant overwintering onion sets and garlic.
■ Plant out spring cabbage plants.