Pears: peach leaf curl,spray with Bordeaux Mixture. Also spray with tar oil wash.
Winter jasmine: prune after flowering.
Cut back late-flowering Clematis to 12 – 18 ins. from ground.
Hydrangea: prune smooth-barked stems to 1st.pair of fat buds. Manure & peat over roots.
Spirea, Anthony Waterer: cut to 1 ft. high.
Potentilla: cut back
Buddleia: cut off abvut 4″ of long flowering shoots of last summer.
Rhubarb: box over, to force.
Raspberries: tie in longer stems.
Plums: spray with Bio Fruit Spray or Tumblebug when flowers have dropped petals.
Forsythia:Flowers on smooth barked shoots, – shorten to 1 ft. or 1/4 length. Shorten old branches to leave 3 shoots, & cut back young shoots.
Ceanothus: 3oz.bone meal per sq. yd. Mulch with compost/manure.
Holly : prune
Tomatoes: pot up and place in cold frame.
Clematis montana: cut back after flowering.
Plums: remove dead shoots or crossing branches.
Tomatoes: plant out when frosts over.
Raspberries: ready for picking, towards end of month.
Clematis: early/midsummer flowering, – prune after flowering.
Broom<Cytisus>: cut back almost into old wood. Cutting old wood drastically may kill plant.
Raspberries: when finished fruiting,cut down all fruited stems; leave 3 0r 4 for next year on each root. Tie in.
Bluebells: gather heads for seed collection.
Apples: cut back leaders to four buds.
Japonica: prune after flowering.Create framework of short branches, cutting back those growing forward to about four leaves. Spurs with 3 or 4 buds provide next year’s flowers.
At end of summer cut back outward growing shoots again.
Rhubarb: 1/2 lb. bonemeal per sq. yd.
Blackberries: start picking.
Plums: ready to pick. Prune after fruiting and seal cuts with Arbrex to prevent silver leaf.
Rambler roses: remove old flowering shoots to ground if pos.
Plums: prune for shape.
Pears: spray aginst leaf curl.
Blackberries: cut out all fruited stems. Shorten others as req’d, and tie in for next year.
Compost: start sifting for fine compost to spread on beds.
Tomatoes: dig up.
Bulbs: sow for spring flowering.
Compost: spread, with fine manure, on beds.
Dig manure into rhubarb and raspbery beds.
Apples and Pear: prune
Fruit trees: spray with Jeyes or similar.
Roses: prune longer shoots which could loosen plants.
Roses: Spray plants & soil with Tar Oil <Mortegg,Jeyes,&c.>
Skimmia: moist, composted soil, neutral/acid. Remove dead wood mid-spring; trim after flowering.Top dress with compost; use fertiliser in spring.
Ron Silk 2003