Plus, frostproof your pots and visit one of the UK’s wonderful arboretums
Plant this Prizes for the least catchy name ever go to Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca ‘Citrina’, but this relative of the humble pea makes a wonderful small shrub for a sheltered, sunny spot with sharp drainage. It’s covered in lemon-yellow blooms from winter to late spring. Height and spread: 80cm x80cm.
Raise this Plant pots may have spent all summer frazzled and dry, but waterlogging can easily kill plants now winter is here. Use pot feet or bricks to raise containers from the ground and stop water pooling around the base. If you’re not sure if pots are frostproof, wrapping with bubble wrap may prevent damage.