Gardening - jobs for the week ahead

With the weather warm and (mostly) sunny at the moment, it's a good time to get planting, prunning and digging in the garden...

It's a good time to remove faded flowers from winter pansies to stop them setting seed.

Prune Forsythia as soon as it has finished flowering, cutting back to strong, young shoots.

Trim winter-flowering heathers as the flowers disappear, to prevent plants becoming leggy.

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Tie in new honeysuckle and clematis stems. These plants will be putting on growth now, and you’ll need to train them along their supports.

Continue to remove faded flowers from winter pansies (pictured) to stop them setting seed. This will encourage flushes of new flowers.

Deadhead daffodils and tulips as the flowers finish, but leave foliage intact, allowing it to die back naturally.

Apply a layer of mulch around perennials, trees and shrubs. Use organic matter such as well-rotted manure.

Top-dress containers with fresh compost.