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Video | Spring lawn care

Lawns need some help to recover from winter weather and get in top shape for the coming season. Find out how to feed, weed and repair your lawn.

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Mixed chillisSow seeds of tender vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers and chillies indoors.

 

MulchingMulch beds and borders with organic matter (compost or well-rotted manure) to improve moisture retention.

Buddleja davidii DartmoorShorten stems of Buddleja davidii to within two to three pairs of buds. Prune other summer-flowering shrubs now.
 

agapanthusCut back remaining foliage on herbaceous perennials such as agapanthus, aster, salvia and delphinium, and divide.
 
PotatoesIn milder areas start planting early potatoes. Protect new growth from frost with fleece or by drawing up soil close to young shoots.

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Gardening advice

Hardwood cuttings

Need some help and advice about your garden? Search our advice to find out about everything from cutting hedges to harvesting fruit and vegetables.

Grow Your Own fruit and veg

Mary Berry

Our Grow Your Own section has information on allotment gardening and mouth-watering recipes from top cooks including Mary Berry and Nigel Slater.

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Floods and wet weather

Flooding

You may have been affected by the floods with the recent wet weather, see our advice on how to deal with saturated soils and flooding, and how to prepare in the future.

Pest of the month

Angle shades moth caterpillar

Plants under cover can be damaged by angle shades moth caterpillars. Check plants at dusk when moths become active.

Disease of the month

Club root

Club root is a fungal infection of the roots of brassicas, leading to swollen and distorted roots and stunted growth.