The garden is waking up, there are snowdrops, cyclamen coum, yellow aconite, winter flowering shrubs like honeysuckle, Wintersweet, and viburnum bodnatense in flower. All of these will be useful food sources for any insect that wakes up, when the sun shines and fools them into thinking spring may have arrived.
But we are nowhere near spring, a long way to go. this is not really the time to set foot on heavy clay soil that is saturated with all the rain that we have had. It is a time for planning, or gently pruning the things you can access without tramping too much on the soil. Look at the garden and think about adding some of those plants that do flower as soon as there is a lift in the temperature during winter. Plan and buy your seeds for this next season. (Join Tattenhall Garden Society and you get up top 50% of seeds).
If you have never grown vegetables, then perhaps this is the year to start-
Tips for starting a veg garden: