• Cyclamen prefer cooler temperatures so sow them anytime between now and March for optimum growth.
• Plant up winter containers with hardy cyclamen, ivy, skimmia and evergreen grasses such as Carex to add colour to your garden. Position them beside entrances and well used paths for a cheerful winter display.
• Plant bulbs in large pots of compost ready to fill any gaps in spring borders.
• Plant some shrubs for winter interest. Sarcococca confusa adds colour and fragrance to your garden at this time of year.
• If you still haven't planted your tulip bulbs there is still time, provided the ground isn't frozen.
• Plant bare-root native hedges to encourage wildlife and create attractive boundaries around your garden.
• Plant blueberries this winter for an attractive addition to the fruit garden. With pretty white flowers, delicious berries and fiery autumn foliage, these acid loving plants provide constant interest.