This is the month that things really get going in the garden and, therefore a lot that can be done.
First it is time to make small sowings of salad crops and place on the kitchen window sill or in the greenhouse. According to weather conditions and the soil warming up, small sowings of vegetable seed will be made, eg carrot and spring onions. If late frosts and cold weather are forecast I shall have to give some protection to the small seedlings.
I shall be pruning my rose bushes and feeding towards the end of the month. Also this month will be the last chance to prune back shrubs where necessary.
As the month progresses Garden Centres will be getting in their full range of “plugs” like fuchsias and pelargoniums. So I shall work out my needs and go visiting.
This month I am hoping to empty out my compost heap, hoping for a dry spell. The compost will be spread around the garden where necessary.
The end of the month is Easter—the traditional time to plant out seed potatoes. Maybe I shall plant just a few.
Tip of the month: Beware of late frosts.