Things to do in...

March

April

Dig vegetable plots, adding plenty of farmyard manure, to improve soil condition.

 

Place cloches over dug ground to warm the soil.

 

Sow early peas, Brussels sprouts direct into prepared ground. Lettuce, cabbage & cauliflower under cloches.

 

Shallot & onion sets can be planted direct into prepared ground.

 

Start chitting seed potatoes, ready for planting.

 

Mulch & feed currants, gooseberries, & raspberries.

 

Cut back to ground level autumn fruiting raspberries.

 

Feed fruit trees with growmore, or bone meal lightly tickled into the soil.

 

Plant strawberries, raspberries, currants, gooseberries into prepared ground.

 

Prune & tidy roses.

 

Prune apple & pear trees.

 

Sow sweetpeas, direct into the ground or in pots.

 

Sow beetroot seed under cloches.

Dig vegetable plots, adding plenty of farmyard manure, or compost to improve the soil condition.

 

Prepare seed beds for leeks, runner beans, & parsnips.

 

Plant out cabbages, cauliflowers, brussel sprouts, broad beans, peas, mangetout, sugar snap peas.

 

Sow sweetcorn, French & runner beans under protection of a cold frame, cloche in a warm site of the garden.

 

Weed strawberry & raspberry beds, tickle a little bonemeal or growmore into the soil & mulch well.

 

Tickle into the soil bonemeal or growmore around shrub beds & mulch well.

 

Prune spring flowering shrubs such as forsythia after flowering.

 

Check roses for greenfly & treat with Roseclear, Prune any weak or damaged stems.

 

Plant out sweetpeas into the ground or in pots.

 

Sow annual flower seeds, cosmos, cornflower etc.

May

Dig vegetable plots, adding plenty of farmyard manure, or garden compost to improve the soil condition.

 

Plant out cabbages, cauliflowers, brussel sprouts, broad beans, peas, mangetout, sugar snap peas.

 

Sow sweetcorn, french beans under protection of a cold frame, cloche in a warm site of the garden.

 

Runner beans, courgettes & marrow can be sown under protection of cloches.

 

Plant salad crops including spring onions & radish.

 

Plant herbs in a sunny spot.

 

Tickle into the soil bonemeal or growmore around shrub beds & mulch well.

 

Plant out lupins, delphiniums, hollyhocks & foxgloves.

 

Stake tall herbaceous plants now for a more natural look.

 

Check roses for greenfly & treat, Prune any weak or damaged stems.

 

Plant out sweetpeas into the ground or in pots.

 

Sow cosmos, calendula, poppies, nicotiana, conflower seeds in pots or direct into the ground.

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