Time to transfer pot plants
■ If you have houseplants that are outgrowing their pots, now is a good time to move them on.
Choose a pot one size bigger and use fresh potting compost.
If you can’t re-pot, then top-dress by scraping off the top inch of soil and replacing with fresh compost.
■ Plant amaryllis bulbs (Hippeastrum) indoors in pots for spring flowers.
■ Windy weather may have caused windrock in your plants – roses are particularly vulnerable, so check they have not been lifted out of the soil.
If they have, firm back in gently. ■ With epimediums, cut old leaves back carefully to show the delicate flowers emerging, taking care not to damage the flower stems.
You can also do this with hellebores, removing the dead leaves.
■ Cut back old leaves on deciduous ferns to make room for fresh new growth in the spring.
Amaryllis bulbs, left, can be planted in pots indoors now for spring flowers, while you should also be looking to re-pot any plants that have outgrown their current surroundings