So, after all those weeks that we have had in lock down, and the sunshine and showers our gardens have received we should all be starting to notice a difference when we look outside.
Hopefully, as businesses start to reopen, garden centres will as well, and any gaps in the garden can then be instantly filled, adding more colour to the garden.
Make sure that herbaceous perennials that need staking have some support otherwise they can flop over and the stems can then be damaged trying to bring them upright again. Check roses for signs of blackspot, aphids and leaf rolling sawfly damage.
Cut down daffodil bulbs now as it has been at least 6 weeks since they flowered. Dead-head and cut back oriental poppies after flowering to stimulate new foliage.
Pinch out any side shoots from your tomato plants, these can then be potted up to create new tomato plants. Start to feed tomato plants once the first truss is setting fruit. Keep an eye on your onion and garlic.
When the leaves start to yellow and die back, they’re ready to harvest. Harvest early potatoes – these are normally ready about 10 weeks after planting.