Don’t be tempted to cut back the leaves of daffodils and narcissus after they have finished flowering. Allowing the leaves to die back naturally provides nourishment to the bulb for next year’s flowers.
Prune back Spring-flowering shrubs as soon as they have finished flowering.
Check pots for plants that have roots growing out of the drainage holes. They have outgrown the container and will be rootbound. Repot them in a larger container with fresh compost, and a good fertiliser. Water well and they’ll be happy!
Weeds put on a growth spurt in Spring so keep weeding and also check for slugs and snails who love to munch your newly planted seedlings!
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