●● Thin direct-sown seedlings of annuals and vegetables. ●● Continue to tie in new shoots of climbers. ●● Take semi-ripe cuttings of passion flower and oleander. ●● Plant out leeks, self-blanching celery and marrows. ●● Plant canna lilies outside. ●● If you want extra large rose blooms for cutting, remove any buds developing at the side of the main terminal bloom on each shoot. ●● Pick small gooseberries to thin out heavy crops, leaving remaining fruits well spaced out. ●● Introduce new fish to your pond and start feeding fish more often as the weather warms up. ●● After pruning, give shrubs a generous soak with liquid feed and cover the soil around them with a mulch. ●● Apply a nitrogenrich feed to lawns which are looking pale and sparse.