Buy spring bulbs
We have a great selection of bulbs including all the old favourites such as daffodils, Crocuses and tulips. As well as these, we also stock more unusual varieties and bulbs such as Camissias and fritillaries to give your garden more variety.
Tidy the greenhouse
Now is the ideal time to clear out plants which are past their best to make space for new stock.
Sweep up dead leaves, rotting flowers and foliage, and clean the glass. Use Jeyes Fluid to disinfect benches, pots, and tools and water butts.
Add organic matter to soil
To improve the texture, drainage and nutrient content, dig over the beds, removing weeds and stones. You do not need to worry about any large clods as these will be broken down by winter frosts.
Cover the bed with river sand and a good layer of well-rotted manure or garden compost. This can be lightly forked in, or just leave it for the worms to drag into the soil over winter.
Sow hardy annuals
Decide where you want the plants to grow, and clear away any weeds. Sow the seeds according to the instructions on the packet, and watch and wait!
Lift main crop potatoes before the slugs get to them! Also, if left too long, they could be affected by blight.
Collect fallen leaves
To prevent paths becoming slippery and lawns ruined by piles of rotting leaves, regularly rake up leaves to prevent it becoming a mammoth task.
These can be put in black bags and left for approximately 18 months, producing leaf mould which can then be spread on beds and borders.
Prune blackberries and hybrid berries
Cut down to ground level all stems which have fruited. Wear heavy duty gloves to protect your hands from the thorns.