●● Water newlyplanted bedding when the weather is dry, preferably with a sprinkler so that the water really penetrates the soil. ●● Keep weeding regularly and checking for pests and diseases. ●● If you live in a cold region, don’t be tempted to plant your summer bedding plants until the end of this month or even early June. Be guided by your local parks – plant out your summer bedding when they do. ●● Apply a combined weedkiller and fertiliser dressing to the lawn. ●● Earth up early and maincrop potatoes. ●● Plant waterlilies and other aquatics in garden pools. ●● Sow broad beans, French beans, parsnips, peas, rocket, spring onions, turnips, leeks and lettuces if weather permits. ●● Clean the bulbs of early tulips and daffodils which have had time to die back and store them in shallow trays in a cool shed ready for replanting in October. ●● Take basal cuttings from plants such as lupins and delphiniums and keep cuttings out of direct sun.