*Don’t allow clematis to become tangled and unruly. Train it the way you want it to grow over an arch or against a trellis.
*Return your planters and hanging baskets to Port Kells Nurseries for refilling.
* Over-seed your lawn this month. Mow the lawn first, then broadcast the grass seed. Water well after to move the seeds down to soil level.
* Clean your water garden by clearing out the debris at the bottom and adding it to your compost pile. Start feeding the fish again when water temperatures reach 10C and the fish are active.
*Prune early blooming shrubs such as forsythia and ribes sanguineum after flowering.
*Clip and tidy up winter flowering heathers after they have finished blooming.
*Divide and replant overgrown clumps of primroses.
*Cut away old leaves and around the lenten rose to expose the flowers.
*Plant seed potatoes, using certified virus free stock, as well as beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, cauliflower, cabbage, kohlrabi, onions, parsnips, turnips, swiss chard and lettuce.
*Start zucchini and cucumber seed indoors for transplanting outdoors in June.
*Start tomatoes. ‘Tumbler’, ‘Sungold’, and ‘Sweet Million’ will ripen in 60 days or less.