Now is the time to start thinking about the coming months gardening tasks.
Any shrubs that flower after mid-summer usually produce flowers at the end of the current season’s growth, so pruning in early spring allows time for the new growth to mature for flowering in the same year.
Cut away dead leaves on Pampas grass.
Fuchsias will need to be cut down to near ground level (spikey mounds).
If you have not yet re-edged your lawn now is a good time.
Once the winter warms in early spring, start mowing. This is also a good time to seed any damaged areas.
When mowing, spare a thought for our pollinating insects. Cultivate a small meadow under trees or in front of hedges. Allow wild flowers in these areas and never feed. After about 8 weeks you can cut these areas down, or just leave and watch the changes.
Spring is a good time to weed feed and moss treat your grass.