How to prepare your garden for winter

Last week I started noticing the leaves from our two silver birches fall on the ground. This will continue well into November and by December they will stand tall and bare against the wind. Winter is coming and it's more than the famous tv show, I am talking real cold, real rain and possibly lots of snow again. All of which will take its toll not just on your favourite plants but on all the wood surfaces in the garden. This is the right time to protect your fences and decking if you haven't done it in the Spring.