The flower garden
Prune bush and shrub roses.
Trim winter flowering heathers.
Cut down old growth on penstemons exposing new shoots at the base.
Lift and divide congested clumps of snowdrops.
Prune winter flowering jasmine.
Plant out gladioli, agapanthus and lilies.
Start watering fuchsias to bring back from dormancy and cut back dead stems to 2.5 – 5cms.
Prune shrubs such as buddleias to 1m of the base, dogwoods and willows.
The kitchen garden
Chit seed potatoes, eye uppermost in a cool bright place.
Direct sow broad beans, peas, carrots, radishes and spring onions.
Plant strawberry runners, remove dead and damaged leaves.
Harvest winter salad leaves.
Plant out shallots, onion sets and garlic.
Prick out seedlings, pot on, harden off outside or in a cold frame.
Sow summer bedding plants such as geraniums.
Sow annual climbers such as sweet peas and morning glory.
Ventilate the greenhouse on warm sunny days ensuring it is closed at night.
Reseed bare lawn patches. Start to mow lawns on dry days.