CATCH UP WITH KEITH
The planting of bare root stock should be completed by the end of the month.
Shrubs such as buddleia, cornus and sambucus can be pruned back now; feed and mulch afterwards to encourage new strong healthy growth.
Onion sets can be planted from the middle of the month onwards; net or protect them until rooted to prevent the birds pulling them out.
Pot up begonias, lilies, and other summer flowering bulbs for a colourful display later in the year.