There is still time to plant Dahlia and Begonia tubers for mid to late summer flowering. Buy online.
Gladioli bulbs should also be planted now
Keep deadheading late winter/ early spring flowering annuals such a Primulas, Pansy, Cineraria, and feed with a liquid food such as iCan Fast Food – this will help prolong flowering and give you colour until summer annuals come to life.
Seedlings of hardy summer flowering summer annuals can be planted out in the garden – Alyssum, Lobelia, Marigold, Nemesia, Sweet Pea.
Choose and plant Camellias now while they are in flower and you can chose your preferred colour. Buy online.
Start feeding roses with Rose fertiliser – water well after feeding or feed after rain
Sow new lawns this month. Good preparation is essential. Spray out any weeds with Roundup, then rake and level ground thoroughly. Remember to keep ground moist once you have sown the grass seed. More on lawns.
In existing lawns spray now with Yates Prickle Weedkiller to eradicate prickles before summer.
Now is a good time to start cleaning up pots and hanging baskets in preparation for new planting. Throw out any old tired potting mix and start afresh for best results. Remember to add in some water storage crystals to minimise summer watering.
Grasses make an interesting addition to the garden – they are easy care and as they sway in the breeze they add life and movement to the garden.