Crocuses open their flowers to the strengthening sun, early shrubs are covered in flowers, the grass is growing; suddenly it is Spring, but not’s let carried away, the weather can sometimes be very chilly & windy, “in like a lamb & out like a lion”, but at least the growing hours of daylight are getting longer , and with the clocks reverting to British Summer time we can make a start in the garden. Put out some cloches or cover the ground with horticultural fleece, to warm up the soil, for an early sowing of peas, personally I prefer to start them off in modules, under glass, hardening off & planting out as weather & growth dictates. I have always found growing in modules also works well with beetroot and spinach, you may also find the method beneficial for sowing summer cabbage, calabrese, broad beans & parsley, next month the method can be used to start off French beans. Jobs for this month; any seedlings growing in seed compost may need a replenishment of nutriments as the compost becomes exhausted, also prick out seedlings or thin out to prevent overcrowding. Mulch beds & borders while the soil is still moist , to reduce the need for too much Summer watering. Sow seeds of Summer bedding plants, annual climbers, herbs, herbs, sweet peas and tomatoes. Divide congested clumps of border perennials, before they make their new growth. Take hardwood cuttings of shrubs you wish to propagate, not forgetting to take just a few extras to donate the club’s “plant sale” in May. Last chance to prune those roses before the new seasons growth gets underway , although with the early advance of Spring weather, it may be too late, what with the showing of daffodils in December & January! Check for pests in the greenhouse & eradicate them before the weather warms up and encourages a population explosion.