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Prepare vegetable seed beds, and sow some vegetables under cover.

Chit potato tubers.

Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches.

Net fruit and vegetable crops to keep the birds off.

Prune winter-flowering shrubs that have finished flowering.

Divide bulbs such as snowdrops, and plant those that need planting 'in the green'.

Prune Wisteria.

Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges.

Prune conservatory climbers such as bougainvillea.                                                                             

Cut back deciduous grasses left uncut over the winter, remove dead grass from evergreen grasses. 

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Plan your vegetable crop rotations for the common season.

Keep putting out food and water for hungry birds.

Make a polythene shelter for outdoor peaches and nectarines to protect against peach leaf curl.

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