Tedious though it might be, early Spring cleaning in the garden is well worth the effort.
Clear up the last of the leaves and debris in your borders, and remove the soggy leaves off perennials. Pull up the annual weeds which have appeared during the winter. It’s a good time to move plants which are in the wrong position, and make a note of any gaps which need filling.
Keep dead-heading winter flowering pansies and add to their colour with some instant commercially grown pots of bulbs which are racing ahead now.
Spruce up the greenhouse getting rid of broken pots and old compost which provide ideal conditions for pests to thrive. Then plant some winter salad to harvest in a few weeks time.
Clear rotting leaves and moss from paving and steps – there are many excellent products to help with this task and the results are impressive.
Clean and check out garden tools – and book your mower in for service whilst it’s not being used.
Give the bird feeders a clean to maintain hygiene and don’t forget to put out fresh water if there’s a big freeze.
After all that make a cuppa or pour a glass of wine and leaf through the seed and plant catalogues for fun and inspiration for the busy months ahead.
Written by Tuckwells customer and avid gardener, Karen White