1It’s sale time!
Don’t forget to check out independent garden centres and nursery sales plus the mail order suppliers – you might get a bargain!
2Take root cuttings
Root cuttings can be taken now. Papaver (perennial poppies), Verbascum (mullein), Acanthus and Phlox are suitable.
3Watch out for pond frost damage
Monitor the water level of ponds – frosts can damage liners and concrete. If the water level drops, it may have a leak. Keep it topped up until repairs can be carried out in spring. Rake out fallen leaves or shake off those that have gathered on protective netting.
4Sow seeds – if you have good light
5Start ordering summer bulbs and tubers
Order summer-flowering bulbs now, such as gladioli, dahlias, and begonias from mail-order specialists if you want unusual varieties, or pop along to your nearest garden centre for more popular choices.