It may not feel it right now, but the garden is waking up from a Winter slumber. Take a look at all the new green shoots pushing through, and the formed buds. Now is the time to start attending to the border, haul out the rusty lawnmover and pull up the early weeds.
Spring clean the greenhouse to remove grime and algae; this helps reduce the incidence of pests and lets more light reach the seedlings.
Sow hardy annuals such as nasturtiums and poppies
Clean pots before potting new display plants
Do some early weeding to catch the young weedlings
Deadhead spring flowers and winter bedding plants so they don’t seed
Your roses and shrubs will thank you for a little fertiliser
Throw native wildflower seeds at dead spaces and allow for a bee-friendly wildflower area
Check for aphid infestations and deal with before they multiply
Plant roses and climbers. Please shop local at Lomond, Oakwood or Benview Garden Centres when buying plants. #shoplocal #localbusiness
Haul the lawnmower out of the shed and empty any stale fuel that has been left in over the winter
Book lawnmowers and garden hand tools in for a service to ensure they are working well when Spring has truly sprung. Local family company Fraser C. Robb come highly recommended.
Give erinaceous shrubs (rhodos, camellias, azaleas) a fix with some erinaceous fertiliser.
Plant summer flowering bulbs
Finish pruning roses in early March
Read some gardening blogs for inspiration and plan for long summer evenings ahead.