What needs doing this month

Jobs for March.

Prune mophead hydrangeas, remove the dead flower heads and cut back the stems to the first strong pair of buds.

Plant out new strawberry runners about 30cms apart keeping the crown above soil level, they should produce a small crop this summer.

Its not too late to sow sweet pea seeds, they will germinate in a cold greenhouse then grow on to produce a crop of fragrant blooms during mid-summer.

Sow lettuce seeds in the greenhouse or outside in the garden , they will germinate and grow in cool temperatures to give an ongoing crop.