It might be cold and frosty outside but there’s plenty of things you can be doing now to make the most of your outside space when the better weather comes along.

Plan ahead – take some time to think about what you want to grow in your hanging baskets and containers.  Why not order your seeds or work out a plan of what you’ll plant so that you can get cracking when the time is right?

Cleaning – now is a good time to clean your garden tools, pots and containers.  Simply use warm water and a mild detergent but make sure you rinse everything thoroughly afterwards.

Grow your own – did you know that you can grow mushrooms indoors?  Why not invest in a mushroom kit and give it a go. Likewise, herbs can grow just as well in pots on your windowsill, provided they get enough natural light.

BBQs and furniture – thinking of replacing any bigger items or want to invest in a new BBQ?  Why not take the time to visit your local garden centre or browse online so that you’ve done your homework when you’re ready to splash out?