Posted: 30/01/2017 at 14:55
If this is your first year in the garden the best advice is to wait and see what appears this coming season. Only when you've observed the changes in light, shade, colour and form through a whole year can you make sensible decisions about what's good and bad without making inadvertent bad decisions and maybe removing a treasure or causing problems.
In the mean time, repair any obviously broken bits of fence, prune out any obviously dead wood from shrubs, keep the grass trimmed once it starts growing again (temps above 8C) and maybe apply a weed and feed to the grass in spring and some handfuls of pelleted chicken manure or blood, fish and bone to all the shrubs around the end of Feb.
Take lots of photos, note where the sun shines longest and least and try and make a sketch of what you have. This will make it much easier to plan changes and improvements later on when you have a clear idea of what you want in your garden and, more importantly, what you don't want.