From November through to March, hedges, trees and roses are available to buy in their dormant state. Known as bare-root, plants are sold rooted but not potted up, reducing cost and plastic waste.
Best trees for autumn colours include Rowan, Spindle and Acers.
Plant up spring flowering bulbs such as Narcissi, Anemone and Hyacinths. Choose bulbs carefully as some flourish best in pots, others naturalise better in grass. Plant bulbs at least 10cm below the soil surface to avoid being dug up by curious squirrels.
Alternatively, pot up Paper white Narcissus for a Christmas display indoors.