Pressure wash all the winter's grime from the patio and cut
back the remains of last year's perennials and grasses.
You can carry on planting shrubs and trees but stick to
container grown plants.
New herbs will be in the nurseries from April so make sure you
get in early to get the widest choice of varieties. Try a new
variety such as purple basil to impress your diner party guests.
Start sowing this and coriander indoors on a warm window sill and
cut back perennials such as sage to get bushy growth this
Start feeding the borders and give the remains of your bulbs a
feed to help store up energy for next year. Don't tie up or cut
down leaves yet until they have enough energy in the bulbs for next
Plant perennials outside and start sowing annuals, hardy
annuals and biennials inside. The easiest way to a fabulous summer
border on a budget is to use hardy annual seeds planted directly
into the bed, you can start in late April when the soil has warmed
And don't forget to start mowing the lawn!
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