Posted: 11/02/2014 at 08:39
Good luck with it all. How exciting! I find April is a pretty good month for sowing in the veg garden. Hopefully it will have dried out a bit and the ground will be warming up. Potatoes, peas, spinach, beetroot, carrots, parsnips and more can be sown in the ground. Runner beans and French beans can be started in the greenhouse. I would buy little plants of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, courgettes for planting out in May after the frosts.
Sensible to leave the flower borders for this year until you know what's what, but you could have annuals in pots for colour.
Buddleias can be pruned very hard, but they will still make a lot of growth and become pretty big again.