l Don’t let the soil around newly-planted trees and shrubs dry out.
l Mulch any areas of borders which have not been covered already and replenish old mulches.
l: Cut off or prune diseased leaves of plants so that overwintering spores won’t survive until next year.
l Continue to plant spring bulbs such as daffodils and crown imperials to give early colour.
l Prune deciduous autumn-flowering shrubs over three years old as they finish flowering.
l Harvest apples and pears as they ripen and store the excess.
l Apply or renew greasebands on the trunks of apple and pear trees.
l Remove shading wash from the greenhouse if applied in the spring.
l Sow parsley and chervil for use in late winter and early spring.
l Rake and scarify lawns to remove thatch and other debris.
l Continue to blanch leeks, covering plants with tubes of cardboard or drainpipe.
l Take hardwood cuttings of shrubs including privet, holly, aucuba, berberis, potentilla and rosemary.