I'm Jane Moore, a professional gardener with more than 25 years' experience. My 11 year stint at The Bath Priory Hotel has given me my proudest achievements; the creation of a National Collection of plants and last year I won the prestigious International Relais & Chateaux Gardens Trophy. In my working week I use a wide range of tools and products and STIHL has consistently been my choice for quality and longevity. STIHL really do share yours, and my, passion for gardening, which is why they have asked me to bring you the very best in gardening know-how for spring.
April is the perfect time to sow seeds both outdoors and indoors. All those stalwart British staples such as beetroots, carrots, leafy chards and spinach are ideal to sow straight into the ground now.
Early bloomers have often faded by now and it's a great time to get to the garden centre and put together a couple of late spring pots to see you through to the summer.
Nothing beats a good trim around the garden in the springtime. It does wonders to freshen up the whole place, giving a sense of order and good housekeeping throughout.
After such a mild winter, a lot of my hedges have been in need of a gentle trim to get them back into shape before the summer months