THINGS TO DO IN THE GARDEN THIS MONTH
1 Hoe off any emerging weed seedlings to stop vegetable crops from being robbed of moisture and nutrients later on. 2 Plant summerflowering bulbs, such as lily, outside and bring on dahlias under cover until all threat of frost has passed. 3 When the ground is workable, plant out rhubarb and asparagus crowns, Jerusalem artichoke tubers and onion and shallot sets. 4 When the weather starts to warm up, sow annual flowers and wildflowers for a great display of colour and to provide nectar for butterflies and bees.