●● Tidy up shrubs by cutting back broken stems and branches. ●● Sow sweet peas in a cool, light room or a frost-free, sheltered cold frame. ●● Order summerflowering bulbs from catalogues. ●● Prune wisteria, shortening the sideshoots from the main framework to encourage flower buds. ●● Keep off icy grass or you’ll damage it. ●● Spread out wellrotted manure or garden compost on to your borders. ●● Keep bird baths and feeders topped up. ●● Keep on top of winter-germinating weeds by hoeing any weed seedlings you see. ●● Clear damp, soggy leaves from the crowns of plants. ●● Force rhubarb. ●● Continue to buy seed potatoes for chitting before planting in March. ●● Bend leaves over cauliflowers to protect the developing curds.