Should it get too wet to dig, still-moist soils make for easy weeding. Use a fork to loosen seedling privets and other unwanted woody shrubs like cherry plums and nettle trees that one invariably finds growing beneath overhead wires where birds have deposited the seeds.
Camellias, azaleas and daphne can be transplanted while in full bloom, which is actually a short period of dormancy. New growth will recommence once flowering has finished.
Clear clumps of peonies of dead stems and foliage. A top dressing of coco-peat or well matured sawdust will help new growth to break clean in spring and prevent infection of the blooms with grey mould or botrytis.
If you would like to grow plants in the crevices of paving stones, driveways or paths, consider Thyme of numerous species; Ajuga; Gazania and Mondo grass. Sow Alyssum beneath apple trees to deter the codling moth.