Trim lavender but avoid cutting into old wood
Cut your lawn regularly
Split large clumps of spent snowdrops and re-plant
Prune Hydrangeas, Leycesteria and ornamental grasses
Sow seeds of annual herbs, flowers and vegetables
Dead-head spent daffodil blooms to invigorate bulbs
Cut back perennial grasses and trim Hypericums
Prune mid and late summer flowering Clematis
Prune shrub and climbing roses and mulch with manure
Refresh compost in pots and add slow-release fertiliser
Prune Dogwoods by a third and cut back Buddleias by half
Plant summer flowering bulbs such as Dahlias and Lilies
Sow tomato, pepper and chilli seeds indoors as they need a long hot summer to produce fruit
Prune Wisterias, Cotinus and Sambucus while they are still dormant.
Now is the time to buy in bulbs for spring planting such as dahlias, lilies and gladiolis
Cut back any weak or damaged bamboo canes down to the ground; this also prevents them becoming too rampant.
Once Mahonias have finished flowering, to keep in check and to encourage growth lower down the shrub, prune off their heads.
Once the weather starts to improve, cut grass and edge borders (watch out for baby hedgehogs).
Start to cut down the stems of perennial seedheads left over winter.