1Cover alpine troughs with gravel
Top dress spring-flowering alpines with grit or gravel to show off the plants and to help prevent stem rots.
2Be vigilant against slugs and snails
Continue to protect new growth on lilies, delphiniums and hostas, etc, from slugs and snails.
3Spring clean the pond
Remove netting placed over the pond to protect it from leaf fall. Divide marginal and bog garden plants if overcrowded. Contain vigorous perennials by planting in aquatic plant baskets and top with a layer of gravel. Cut back old marginal vegetation.
4Cover fruit blossom with fleece
Protect fruit blossom from frost, but make sure insects can reach the flowers or else hand pollinate them.