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# Continue to prune your roses. Renew the ties on climbers and standards, using soft stretchy cotton strips of fabric. Follow with spray of spraying oil.

# Later in the month fertilise roses with a specific rose food and apply a layer of mulch/ pea hay/ compost.

# Add groups of colour by planting potted colour flowering won't be long before summer flowering annuals are available. Keep off very wet gardens.

# Keep planting fruit trees, berries, roses, and ornamental trees. Divide runners from strawberry plants and use as new plants or to replace old ones.

# Clean out greenhouses/glasshouses in preparation of new season tomato and cucumber plants. Replace soil if needed as you don't want too plant tomatoes in the same soil as last year. Replace with good quality vegetable mix.

# Go through seed collection, looking for the varieties you will be needed this spring, stock up now. Tomatoes, cucumbers and all the others tender varieties can be sown in pots or trays, next month in a warm place.

# Examine feature ornamental trees and remove any branches that maybe too low, damaged or weak, now while they have no leaves and you can see their shape.