It’s all about preparation …
Warming up your seedbeds will help to give your seeds a better start and it is possible to bring the growing season forward by laying clear polythene over any of your prepared beds.
If you left Ornamental grasses and perennials for winter interest, now is the time to cut them back to help make way for new growth. You can also cut off old leaves on hellebores that produce their flowers at ground level, to expose flowers and reduce the risk of disease. You can also divide snowdrops (Galanthus) and winter aconites (Eranthis hyemalis), or plant bulbs-in-the-green.
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