An alternative to bracing the cold weather is to have some plants indoors, which will help to bring a sense of energy to a room. Be bold and fill your house with a variety of houseplants, and play with scale and texture. Tall houseplants, such as a Ficus, work well, they will tend to grow upwards which means they can fit into tight corners.
Give Your Garden a Good Frame:
Look at your garden. Take stock. Winter is a great time to look at the structure of your garden as it unveil’s its bare bones. The quiet months of December to March are a great time to improve your garden’s framework by adding new paths and beds.
Start Your Seeds:
Starting seeds indoors has many advantages. For instance, starting from seed is cheaper than buying seedlings, and if you use uncontaminated soil, your seedlings may become stronger and healthier than shop bought ones.
Build a Cold Frame:
The benefits are similar to that of a greenhouse but far cheaper, and smaller. It works like a small unheated greenhouse, a cold frame allows you to grow a variety of cool season crops, even in winter.
Cheer your garden up with some potted colour:
Plant some pots with annuals. Choose pansies that are already in flower for an instant show. Make sure you water well after planting and keep them in bloom by deadheading them often and watering every 10 days with a liquid plant food.