Continue to prepare seedbeds outside, weather permitting, using planks to stand on if the soil you are working on is very wet.
Weed borders and mulch bare soil with organic matter or other material to stop them emerging again.
Plant containers with hardy plants including small trees, shrubs and climbers.
Cut vigorous climbers such as ivy, winter-flowering jasmine and honeysuckle back hard.
Lift and divide overgrown clumps of summer-flowering herbaceous perennials, just as growth gets under way.
Split primulas after flowering, as the flowers go over.
Place stakes in the ground to support perennials which will soon be emerging.
Cut down growth left after winter to make way for new shoots, dressing the soil with a fertiliser so it’s ready for a layer of mulch.
Plant out early varieties of potato, once they have been chitted.
Plant a patch of comfrey in a bright, sunny corner of the kitchen garden. The leaves make a great addition to the compost heap, or spread over the soil around crops as a mulch.
Sow salad leaves little and often, resulting in a continuation of crops to harvest through the summer.