Now is the time to order your summer flowering bulbs such as dahlias, gladioli, begonias and miscellaneous. It would be a good time to cut back hedges before birds start to nest and consider planting new trees, hedges, climbers and roses.
Cut back hedges before wild birds start to nest.
Start to prune roses removing dead, damaged or diseased stems.
Keep off the grass during frosty conditions.
Plant up growbags with seed potatoes, tomato plants, beetroot, carrots, peas and beans.
Protect young plants against slugs and snails.
Plant lilies in borders or pots.
Order onion sets, shallots and main crop seed potatoes.
Keep feeding wild birds prior to nesting.
Prepare seed beds in fine dry weather. Cover with fleece to improve soil temperatures.
Dig over wintered green manures for planting within a couple of weeks.
Plant snowdrops in the green once flowers have finished. The plants establish quicker this way.
In a mild winter give your lawns a first cut, ensure mowers are on a high setting then rake and feed.