Catch up on any necessary pruning. Buddleias should be firmly dealt with. Cut back to within two or three inches of old wood. Carypopteris, the late summer-flowering shrub, also needs hard pruning.
In many places the ground is still too cold and soggy to be easily worked. If you are blessed with a free draining soil, plant onion sets, broad beans, parsnips and peas. Calabrese, Brussels sprouts and leeks can be started off in a seed bed for transplanting later in the season.
Continue to sow seeds of plants you would like to see in the garden this year. Next on my list is the hare's tail grass, Lagurus ovatus (Johnsons 79p) which grows no more than a foot high with fluffy pear-shaped heads of creamy white flower. They dry well. Seed is best sown in late summer and overwintered in a cold frame. Germination takes two or three weeks.Reuse content