This time of year is good for catching up. Before the winter snow arrives its a good oppotunity to clear the borders. The garden is ready for a mulch but no point mulching over the weeds and its satisfying tidying it all up, on the days it's not too cold.
Perinnals can look very sad by this time of year and in need of a tidy up. When cutting back, its interesting to see at the base of the plant next year's shoots already appearing. The signs of life are there; the garden never sleeps.
Some of the early spring flowering plants such as Aquilegia are already above ground, even in November