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To get a head start for next spring:
put your spring flowering bulbs in the fridge crisper for about 6 - 8 weeks before putting into the ground, They'll stand up to severe freezes that might visit early.
Where bulbs do get left out, make a depression in the place you would have put them into, add a mound of potting soil and plant them as you otherwise would have.

The large blooms of Hydrangea....such as Annabelle. You want the green blooms, cut them with a stem long enough to reach the bottom of a chosen vase, add a little water and they'll dry naturally.

Now's the time to plant trees and shrubs. They'll concentrate on setting roots and be better for it in the spring when they begin to produce foliage.

Don't forget to water your evergreens well into freeze up. That is the moisture they survive
winter with.

If you have extra veggies like tomatoes, use them to make sauces for chilli and take a few to your local food bank where fresh veggies and fruit are appreciated.

I think many of us have tips that can be added at this time.
 
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