Prepare beds for sowing or planting in spring

Cover tender herbaceous plants with straw


Check stored fruit

Prune trees and bushes, removing remnant rotting fruit

Plant out new bushes and trees when ground will allow


Check those in store

Harvest as needed

Make seed orders

Clear plots for digging

Trees, shrubs and climbers

Plant new trees and shrubs when possible

Prune back half growth on roses

Protect tender plants with straw

Under glass

Keep an eye on temperature, water and ventilation

Take flowering plants and bulbs into the house

Prune grape vines

Sow shoot plants such as mung beans and cress

In general

Repair lawn edges

Rake up leaves

Prepare plant and bulb orders and plan garden layout changes