We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait for spring. It gives us chance to focus on planting new flowers, mowing the lawn, spraying the fence panels and cleaning the paving slabs. It’s a time to get prepared before the summer weather arrives.

However, with the cold weather only gradually beginning to arrive this late into December, January could be a bit of a write off. The forecast doesn’t look good throughout the UK with plenty of rain set to tumble, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put your wellies on.

We’ll be making a start whatever the weather, and one of the first jobs will be removing all of the soggy leaves from the lawn. There are always bits and bobs you can do when the weather is chilly, and you can always head back inside for a cup of tea if you get fed up!