Posted: 11/11/2013 at 17:03
There is not much rest for gardeners. Winter is good for maintenance jobs such as building or repairing compost bins, fences, trellises.... Whenit isn't freezing, new shrubs and trees and hedges can be planted, especially bare root ones. Then there's pot and seed tray cleaning, getting the lawnmower serviced, cleaning tools...... Sorting out seeds and ordering more ready for spring....... Mature gardens have trees and shrubs that can be pruned in winter to control size and/or improve their shape and vigour on days when it isn't freezing. New paths can also be laid when it isn't freezing.
Plenty to do really but when the weather is very unfriendly, I do domestic stuff like clearing out wardrobes or the attic, stripping and painting or oiling furniture and stuff I've found in flea markets and sewing for all three of us.