Spring into action!
Spring is almost upon us, we can hear the birdsong in the morning and the evenings are gradually stretching out as each day passes. It’s a busy time in nature, and for all of those keen gardeners who welcome the rise in temperature and reach for their secateurs with renewed vigour.
We found some great tips on the jobs to be undertaken in the Spring season which we thought we'd share. And of course, not only will your garden reap the benefit of your hard work, but the exercise will do the world of good to those cold winter muscles!
Happy digging everyone!
Sow hardy annuals outdoors and half-hardy annuals in a heated propagator in the greenhouse or on a windowsill indoors
Tidy borders, weed and mulch with compost or manure
Life and divide herbaceous perennials
Start mowing the lawn regularly and apply lawn weed and feed
Plant new roses, trees, shrubs and perennials
Feed specimen trees, roses, shrubs and hedge and established beds and borders, with a general purpose organic fertilizer
Prick out half-hardy annual seedlings or pot them up as necessary
Prune spring flowering shrubs after flowering
Clip box hedges
After the last frost plant out half-hardy annuals in containers and outdoor beds
After the last frost plant out dahlias, bring out houseplants and plant and slightly tender shrubs
Take cuttings from new growth of shrubs and perennials