If you are a seasoned gardener, it can still be a bit of a shock to say ‘I’m going out all day today to dig over the allotment’, if you haven’t done much in the garden over the last five or six months. Work at it for only an hour or so as your body adapts to heavy lifting. When you get tired it is when accidents happen so when your body tells you it has had enough, STOP!
By now, snowdrops, crocus and daffodils should be in flower. When your daffodils have finished, just cut the flowers off and let them die down naturally – it might look a bit scruffy for a while, but they will benefit as the bulbs store food in the stems for them to flower next year.