Cut if necessary, but not too close. Hollow tine if drainage is bad and cover with coarse sand.
Continue to remove fallen leaves.
If lawns are being made from turf, turves can be laid in any mild spell of weather between September and March
Lift some rhubarb roots and allow to get frosted before re-planting in order to get early stalks.
Remove decaying leaves from winter greens such as Brussels sprouts, curly kale etc.
Sow broads beans in sheltered southern area.
Begin digging over the vegetable garden.
Prune established apple and pear trees, collect and burn prunings. Inspect fruit in store regularly.
Plant black currents and raspberries.
Plant fruit trees in well-prepared and enriched soil.
Provide shelter of straw or sacking for newly planted shrubs.
Prune climbing plants such as honeysuckle, rose, abutilon.
Take hard-wood cuttings.
Prepare soil for planting shrubs.
Plant tulips and other bulbs outside.
Lift Chrysanthemums and put in cold frame to over-winter.
Remove fallen leaves from rockeries
Cut down dead tops of perennials and fork over the beds.
Plant hardy herbaceous annuals and perennials.
Frame & Indoors
Spring clean and re-paint cold frames.
Have mats or protective materials available to cover frames in severe frosts.
Keep glass clean to ensure good light.
Reduce water to plants in rooms not centrally heated.
Fill and replant window boxes, using John Innes or other good compost.
Begin general garden construction work.