It’s March, Spring is finally here, and our gardens are starting to wake up!
This is a great time to get ahead with garden jobs and to create a beautiful garden that you can enjoy this summer.
Now is the ideal time to plant summer bulbs such as gladioli, crocosmia, lilies and agapanthus outside.
You can pretty much forget about them once they're in and they'll be a wonderful surprise when August comes.
Plant out any forced flower bulbs, such as hyacinths and daffodils, which have finished flowering indoors.
These will flower in the garden next spring. Dahlia tubers can be planted in pots under cover.
A large 2 or 3 litre sized pot is ideal for getting them going, potted up with a good, moist multi-purpose compost.
For the cut flower border, ranunculus and anemones can be planted into borders now that the soil has warmed up.
Snowdrops are usually planted in Autumn, however 'Snowdrops in the green' can be planted in spring to brighten up your winter garden next year.
This is also a good time to start planting out early potatoes, onions, garlic and shallots.
It is important to plant potatoes 30cm apart and 15cm deep. You can now plant apple and pear trees in sheltered positions and stone-fruit trees such as cherry, plum and apricot.
Permanent crops, such as asparagus and strawberries, can also be planted now.
In your greenhouse, you can plant a variety of tomato seeds, sweet pepper, cucumbers, and mild chilli seeds.