The sun is shining in between the showers that keep coming, but the nights are cold. Don’t rush to plant out young seedlings or Jack Frost might get them!
Jobs to do this month:
Protect plants from the frost
Sow all sorts of seeds in a heated greenhouse or inside on a windowsill: tomatoes, peppers, marrows etc
Start hardening off seedlings that have been grown indoors by placing them outside on warm days
Pot up cuttings of Fuchias and Geraniums in peat free compost
Plant out Gladioli, Dahlias and Lillies mixing some plant feed and soil conditioner in with the soil.
Apply a sprinkle of NG Soil Conditioner to the lawn and apply grass seed to bare patches
Plant fruit trees and bushes
Plant out strawberries and Rhubarb
Mulch and feed beds with our peat free compost to retain moisture and provide slow release nutrients for the summer
Plant out onions and potatoes. Earth up first earlies and plant out second early and maincrop potatoes.
Sow hardy annuals
Mulch around roses with plant feed and soil conditioner to protect their roots and provide nutrients for spring growth
Divide herbaceous herbs
Clean up strawberry beds separating any runner plants from the mother plant.
Apply acidic mulch to blueberries and cranberries (christmas tree trimmings are great for this if you have kept the branches). Mix some of our soil conditioner in to the mulch to provide a Ph neutral feed for the berries.
Prune stone fruit trees