Support your beans
Prepare runner and climbing French bean supports if you want to save time later in the year.
Get rid of spent daffodil flowers
Deadhead daffodils, but let the leaves die down naturally, to store food for next season’s display.
Keep climbers secure
Tie in honeysuckle, clematis and other climbers as new growth starts to sprout.
Freshen up herbs
Divide clumps of herbs that have become too large. Plants, such as bay, that are difficult to propagate otherwise, can be layered now. Refresh herbs growing in pots by scraping off the top 5cm/2” of compost, topping up with fresh and finishing off with a layer of horticultural grit to retain moisture.
There are lots of annuals you can sow now including Californian poppy, Nigella and poached egg plants, which are good for pollinators.