I seem to be up to date with my list of pre-Winter tasks.
All the grapes have been picked, and taken to the compost heap.
The Wasp/Hornet traps have been filled with beer and jam, and are now hanging in the bigger Fig trees.
The lower branches of the orchard's fruit trees have been cut off, so that I can mow without cracking my head open.
Then there is the traditional whistling, and sponging of the car. The 'Compact Royce' has been given her annual wash-and-brush-up. All that moss growing in the crevices has been removed, and even the hub caps have been buffed. She's looking very dapper in her new sparkling silver coat.
And the Lutyens bench has been given a really good soaking with Diesel Oil. In case you didn't know, Diesel makes a very good, and cheap, wood preservative and insect repellent for outdoor items (it does smell a bit for a while).
Still a lot of serious pruning to do, but I have several months in which to do it.