Leaves are falling rapidly, and wind and rain are on the increase. Tender plants will need protecting from frost, gales and freezing rains. Move plants into the greenhouse, or into a sheltered spot, but if you can't, it is worth wrapping plants or pots. Remember winter can be a tough time for birds in terms of water and food, so keep supplies well topped up.
1 Clear up fallen leaves - especially from lawns, ponds and beds.
2 Raise containers onto pot feet to prevent waterlogging.
3 Plant tulip bulbs for a spring display next year.
4 Prune roses to prevent wind-rock.
5 Plant out winter bedding.
6 Cover brassicas with netting if pigeons are a problem.
7 Insulate outdoor containers from frost - bubble wrap works well.
8 Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees using grease bands around the trunks.
9 Put out bird food to encourage winter birds into the garden.
10 Use a seasonal bonfire - where this is allowed - to dispose of excess debris unfit for composting.