Wallflowers can be planted now, providing foliage ground cover all winter, and fragrance and colour next spring. Continue planting spring flowering bulbs.
Cut back herbaceous perennials that have died down. Split and divide older clumps of overgrown perennials. Prune climbing and rambling roses now and tie in stems to prevent damage in high winds.
Avoid feeding plants late in the season as this will encourage soft sappy growth that is more vulnerable to damage by frosts. Cut back asparagus foliage as it yellows and dies.
Harvest pumpkins and squashes before the first frosts. Plant autumn onion sets and garlic. Apply grease bands to fruit trees to protect them from winter moth. Spray peach and nectarine trees against leaf curl with a copper based fungicide before leaf fall.
Regularly rake and clear fallen leaves off lawns. Complete scarifying, aeration and topdressing. This month is a good month for laying turf.
Clean bird baths and replenish bird feeders. Net ponds to prevent autumn leaves falling in.