What to do in the garden this week
Remove faded flowers from roses. Remove the side flowerbuds from dahlias and chrysanthemums, leaving the centre one on each stem, if you want big blooms.
Sow spring cabbages, spinach, endives and turnips.
In the greenhouse, pot up freesia corms for winter flowers.
Plant summer varieties of strawberries to crop next year.
Remove growing tips of tomato plants to encourage quick development of the fruit on the top trusses.
Deadhead marginal aquatic plants in your pond.
Continue to pinch out the growing tips of wallflowers if you want bushy plants.