I am pleased to say our first seeds are in the ground in the kitchen garden. Pickling onions and parsnips. At the moment they are covered with fleece to protect against the frost.
First peas are now sown in gutters. They will be slid into trenches in the kitchen garden when germinated and the weather is a bit warmer. Germinating inside gives better germination as its still cold outside and also protects against mouse attack.
Climbing roses on the long border have been pruned and tied in. Keeping the stems as horizontal as possible encourages flowering.