From mid to late April there's so much to do, you have to prioritise.
Plug plants: Now's the time to be potting them on and planting them in larger pots.
1. The most important thing is to 'pinch' them out if they're getting a bit scraggly. This encourages them to push out and develop a stronger root system and produce more flowers.
2. Feed them. I use liquid tomato food or my own Flower Power Feed. This encourages the plants to get into flowering mode and bloom earlier.
3. Towards the end of April to early May, you can begin moving potted-on plug plants outside during the day, and bring them inside at night. This 'hardens' them up. Once you permanently leave them outside, they're tough enough to deal with the variable British weather.
Lawns: As it warms up your lawn will grow faster, so it's important to start cutting the grass on a regular basis. At this time of year, I like to cut my lawn to a height of 2.5cm (1"). By not cutting the lawn back too much, the grass can quickly recover if there are any frosts.
From the end of May onwards I like to cut the lawn a bit shorter, about 3/4 inch. This is the ideal cutting height for summer.
Tip: It's important to feed lawns at this time of the year. There are lots of different feeds available at garden centres – Lawn Magic is very good.
Borders: It's exciting seeing your border plants sprout into growth. The most important thing at this time of year is to keep an eye on hardy perennials like phlox and delphiniums, which are beginning to grow quite fast.
You need to stake them soon – the earlier the better – because once they grow to about a 30cm (1') high, they can get blown over and damaged by the wind.
The great thing about these fruit and vegetable plants is that if you get the right variety, you can start harvesting your own home-grown fruit and veg this year.
Remember, the sooner you get them, the sooner they'll start cropping!
Watch out for more of my gardening tips and advice over the next few weeks.