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Spring is in sight
This month there are signs of the approaching spring, with bulbs appearing and wildlife waking up as light levels and temperatures increase. There's plenty to do indoors this month to prepare for the season ahead. Outdoors, as the garden comes to life again, it's time to prune shrubs and climbers, such as Wisteria as well as evergreen hedges.
Prepare vegetable seed beds, and sow some vegetables under cover
Chit potato tubers
Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches
Net fruit and vegetable crops to keep the birds off
Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering
Divide bulbs such as snowdrops, and plant those that need planting 'in the green'
Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges
Prune conservatory climbers such as bougainvillea
Cut back deciduous grasses left uncut over the winter, remove dead grass from evergreen grasses
Things to do in the garden this month
Trees and shrubs
Greenhouse, conservatory and houseplants
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