THINGS TO DO IN THE GARDEN THIS MONTH
1 Sow hardier broad bean cultivars such as ‘Aquadulce Claudia’ in seed trays or pots in a sheltered spot outside ready to plant out when conditions allow. 2 Dig over vegetable beds and pull out any perennial weeds ready for the sowing season ahead. 3 Buy potato tubers and start ‘chitting’ them by exposing them to the light. Putting them in egg boxes is ideal. 4 Check winter-flowering shrubs, such as Viburnum tinus, winter jasmine and witch hazel ( Hamamelis) and prune any that have stopped blooming.