Cold weather approaches: If the mild weather still holds there is still time to get things done before frost chills the soil. Sow broad beans, plant garlic bulbs and, if you can find them purple sprouting broccoli plants. The latter would benefit from being covered with a protective cloche. Do a bit of sorting out in the border as you will also be able to split and move perennials – but leave grasses they would not appreciate being moved at this time. Plant tulip bulbs, I am always behind hand with this and usually get away with it. Tulips are so bright and brilliant, they repay any effort. Plant them in deep pots with crocks in the bottom to ensure very good drainage. Then they can be placed around the garage when in flower. Harvest late apples and store in a cool dark place, a garage or shed, each one separate and not touching, many people wrap in newspaper.