Remove old vegetable plants remaining in the ground and any weeds and other debris. The soil can then be given a rough dig (clumps will be broken down by frost) and spread with manure or other organic matter.
Remove saucers from under containers and raise them up off the ground using pot feet or something similar. Tender plants will need protection either by moving inside or to a sheltered frost-free area. Other plants can be wrapped with horticultural fleece or similar protection and containers wrapped with bubblewrap.
Depending on the weather there may still be some flowers in bloom but frosts will quickly kill off any still flowering. Instead look out for different types of moss and for help with identification click on the heading of this text.
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