I like others are feeling your pain and I know only too well how frustrating winter can be for us keen gardeners.
As my garden is situated in North Somerset on land that is basically Marsh Grazing Land and would have once been part of the 'Somerset Levels' winter gardening is almost impossible as we are always completely sodden and at times flooded in certain parts of the garden!! Now that is frustrating!!!...
Any way there are two things that I use the winter for, one is planning what I want to develop in the garden for next year and of course what new plants I might want to include.
Secondly I have been keeping a blog of the gardens progress since we started four years ago and as the garden is for wildlife I also keep running logs of all species of wildlife that visits us!
This planning and blogging and the listing of species and photographs is a great way to really keep focusing on the garden at this time of year and pays dividends the following year when all these plans come to fruition!
On my most recent blog post I have actually included my sketch for the plans of my next project and I hope this will spark up interest and ideas from others gadeners that follow it.
So there you are mate, rainy days are for planning and dark nights are for blogging and chatting about gardening and gardening ideas with other like minded people.
If interested in starting a blog or seeing what I've been planning during my recent 'bored' times click on the link below and see for yourself!!...
Just remember if you start blogging tell us all about it so that we can all have a read!!..