The days are getting shorter and colder, so its time to start protecting your plants from the changing weather.

Jobs to do this month:

• Sow onion seeds and sweet peas now in the greenhouse

• Complete winter fruit tree pruning

• Protect winter vegetables from pigeons with netting

• Cover your rhubarb with our Natural Grower Plant Feed and Soil Conditioner to protect it from the cold winter months and provide a slow release feed ready for spring growth.

• Plant new fruit trees and bushes

• Sow broad beans suitable for autumn sowing

• Harvest winter vegetables: Cabbages, Cauliflowers, Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Celeriac, Leeks, Jerusalem Artichokes, Parsnip, Spinach, Chard, Swede

• Sow garlic

• Add some Natural Grower Soil Conditioner to the soil for the worms to take in over the winter, so your beds are in tip-top condition in the spring

• Stake tall brassicas

• Firm soil around Lavatera, and provide a mulch of soil conditioner to stop frost getting to the roots

• Protect Hellebores from slugs

• Protect Crocus bulbs from mice by putting nets over the area that you have planted them

• Apply our plant feed and soil conditioner to your lawn for a slow release feed over the winter and better growth next spring