This weekend I'll be dusting down my heated propagator and sowing the first seeds, Tomato Sungold and Suncherry Premium (also known as Tomato Tomazing and Tomarvellous). They came out amongst the very best in a taste trial last summer so I'll be growing them alongside my other favourite Gardener's Delight (I'll be trialling the new grafted forms of these).
In the greenhouse, special Ranunculus (Persian buttercups) and florist anemones that Carolyn Whetman gave me to trial have just started to grow so they'll need potting up. Plus I'll check the overwintering Dahlia tubers while I'm in there. The garden borders need a tidy up, and I need to trim back the ornamental grasses that looked so lovely during the winter.
Probably the job that will make the most difference is treating the lawn to its first application of the year of Lawn Magic. The grass looks a bit yellow and battered after the winter snow, but the Lawn Magic will perk it up in next to no time. Not only will it turn it green, it will start to strengthen the grass for the spring and summer. It may sound a lot to do, but I love it. And I reckon if I can get a head start in the garden now, it'll really pay dividends in the spring.