1. Create colourful beds and borders and maintain paving through winter to avoid damage.
Paving flags, from £534 per pack covering 10.3m2; walling, from £683.99 per pack covering 5.59m²; hogsback coping, from £10.79 each; cottage garden bricks, from £1.32 each, all made from concrete, all from the Millstone range at Stonemarket
2. Keep weeds at bay throughout the winter months to make preparing for Spring planting even easier.
Weedol weed killer, £3.24 for 1ltr, B&Q
|3. Give wildlife a sheltered place to rest when the weather is at its worst. Find a birdhouse style that is both practical and will add decoration|