Time to feed roses and other shrubs that may need some TLC. Climbing roses will need to be tied in and rambling roses staked. A well balanced fertilizer such as Miracle-Gro Rose & Shrub Food will help your plants to thrive.
Sow herbs and hardy annuals. I am a big fan of salad and love to grow many varieties such as rocket. When sowing rocket make sure you space out the sowing to once every few weeks, this will ensure that you always have some fresh salad ready to go. Unwins have a fantastic range of salads and herbs.
Now is the perfect time to sow outdoor vegetables such as carrots, parsnips, onions, beetroot, peas, spinach and more. This will really pay off later in the year.
As boring as it sounds, it is time to get those pesky weeds under control. Early weeding will make your life much easier later in the year. So get out there and get those hands dirty, there’s nothing more satisfying than a clean bed!
Your lawn will be getting longer now, it’s time to take out the lawnmower for the first cut. You can also apply a good natural fetilizer to give it an extra growth boost. If there are any bare patches, repair them by sowing new lawn.
Cabbage plants raised indoors can be planted outdoors once hardened off. Put brassica collars around all cabbages to deter cabbage root fly and erect low screens around carrots to keep carrot fly at bay.