The Camellias are extremley beautiful this Spring. It is a good idea to give them a shake if possible, to dislodge the brown flowers. After they have finished blooming, you can prune back the tips a couple of inches to retain the shape that you want.
Monty Don’s tips: It’s now the right time to remove the old hydrangea flowers. Just snip above the green leaf, as shown in the photo.
You still have time to prune your roses. Cut them down by a third, clear any crossed stems and try and have an open framework.
You can sow tomatoes until the end of April, so plenty of time to grow your own.
If you have over-wintered your geraniums, prune them back.
Happy gardening to everyone and please send tips and photos so that we can share them. Trishia
Karen has just ordered on-line from Ditchling Garden centre, geranium plugs and lobelia. Hopefully delivery will still be available.