• Flowers to sow and plant by seed or seedlings, into the garden or in tubs and containers- bellis daisy, cyclamen, dianthus, foxglove, pansy, snapdragons, stock, viola
  • Vegetables to plant include beetroot, brussels sprouts, carrot, cauliflower, English spinach, leeks, radish, silver beet.
  • Water and feed container plants regularly – they may need watering twice a day in very hot weather
  • Lightly prune fuchsias and stone fruit trees
  • Give your roses a trim, a deep soak and a light feed around the middle of the month and you should have good flowering from mid-April and into June.
  • Deadhead agapanthus and hydrangeas as well as tidying up annuals
  • Keep the garden weed free to avoid wasting water on unwanted guests
  • Feed citrus and orchids
  • Lightly feed the lawn, ensure blades are raised up and allow clippings to fall every second mowing as mulch
  • Top up mulches around the garden, but don’t take it right up to the stem or trunk of the plant
  • Check watering system for blockages and leaks.
  • Herbaceous or softwood cuttings will strike easily this month, such as those from begonias, carnations, pelargoniums, geraniums, rosemary and lavender. Keep cuttings moist at all times in a shady position and they will develop roots between 2 and 6 weeks from striking.