What to do in the garden this week
Feed borders with a general fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone, to give your plants a boost as they put on new growth.
Deadhead daffodils and other bulbs as they finish flowering.
Start to harden off young plants and overwintered cuttings. Remove insulation from the greenhouse. Plant up herbs in containers. Apply spring fertilisers, weedkillers and moss killers to established lawns.
Plant summer hanging baskets but keep them under cover at night until all danger of frost has passed.
Watch out for slugs and snails attacking new growth on plants, pick off any which you see and spread a layer of coarse grit or egg shells around vulnerable plants.
Sow maincrop carrots, parsnip, beetroot, spring onion, peas, lettuce, spinach and rocket outdoors. Put plant stakes in place before perennials emerge.