salvias, sweet peas and zinnias.
Apply fruit tree fertiliser and as the soil warms up, mulch around trees to help keep weeds away and aid water retention. Grape vines and kiwifruit vines will be growing vigorously and may need some trimming to keep under control.
Towards the end of the month, early varieties of strawberries start to ripen, much to the delight of birds, so make sure you cover plants with a net. Fungal Grey Mould or Botrytis can affect strawberries so keep checking plants, removing any infected leaves quickly. Adding pea straw or hay around plants also helps, and keeps the ripening berries clean and healthy.
Cover your strawberries with a net.