Short Back and Sides: Clip evergreens and trim hedges before the birds start nesting. Prune birch before the sap starts to rise. Prune winter jasmine now after flowering to keep it bushy and less straggly. It makes next year’s flowers on new growth.
Wash and Brush up: Spring clean the green house, give the glass a good wash and turn out overwintering beasties. Wipe the leaves of indoor grown citrus with a soft cloth soaked in a mild washing-up liquid solution, then the leaves can make the most of the light, carry on with winter feed until March/April.
Undercover: The soil in the garden won’t be warm enough yet to trigger germination. Go undercover whether it be greenhouse or window cill for sowing broad beans, spinach, lettuce, peas for shoots, salad onions, parsley, coriander, dill. Put out seed potatoes for chitting prior to planting in March.