Battening down the hatches
The winter lettuces in the raised bed are under a plastic cloche, and I've got a couple of rows of Swiss Chard under a mini poly tunnel so that should keep the weight of any snow off them. The Broad Beans are up but only a few inches tall so snow shouldn't damage them, they'll be fine.
I managed to get my bare root pear tree and gooseberry bushes planted yesterday - they're near the terrace so I can keep an eye on them without walking across the lawn, but they should be ok anyway.
Hydrangea and other cuttings are in the cold frame - I'll throw some fleece over them if the temperatures drop too low.
The hedgehogs have at last realised it's winter and are snuggled up in their hedgehog houses in sheltered corners.
And Very Important - we drained the outside tap yesterday, then OH wrapped it in a big wadge of bubblewrap and tape, just to be on the safe sidie.
What have you done to prepare your garden for 'the icy blast!' so that you can sit on your sofa and eat cake in front of the telly without worrying ?