By Jane Gibb
With the excitement that spring has arrived and the garden is beginning to bloom, it’s easy to forget to stop and take a look at what’s really going on.
Yet, that’s just what you should be doing to make the most of the early warmth and to wake up your garden. I have five tips to show you how.
- 1. Remove spent leaves
Take a closer look at the plants that die back over winter. Remove any dead leaves that may still be attached. Strawberries in particular need attention. Clean dead foliage from the base of the strawberry plant because this is the hiding place for snails and slugs and with warm weather on the way they’ll soon be feasting on the new growth.