momac.... I'm doing exactly the same things, dead hostas to cut back, cover fountain, swinging hammock to cover and tie down. Then there's mountains of leaves. I have sown some seeds about three weeks ago and pricked them out, they are in the greenhouse with extra insulation, will have to nurse them through winter? I am also waiting for a delivery of agapanthus. I hope I don't kill this lot off.
p.s. tied hammock down before Ophelia visited.