PREPARE YOUR SOIL
If you have compost ready then apply it to the soil now .
Many gardeners worry that the long winter rains will affect the quality of their hard-earned recycled matter by leaching out nutrients.
However the rain washes nutrients into a fertile organic soil rather than washing them out.
The past three years have seen very little rainfall in February, March and April in many parts of the country, often accompanied by dry winds from the north and east.