As the winter draws to a close, work in the garden starts to step up gear. With the flowers and fruits of summer in mind, Monty Don gets going by planting pots of summer bulbs for colour and scent, passing on his secrets of success by using a variety of different planting techniques.
Continuing the tour of his garden, Monty reveals his plans for reinvigorating the area where perennials planted for their rich jewel-like colours need some attention. He shows that, by dividing and replanting some of the larger clumps now, he will get not only more plants but a better display later in the summer.
Carol Klein is on the trail of the first signs of spring when she visits Glendurgan Garden in Cornwall. Despite a slow start to the year, their magnificent magnolias are starting to bloom and she also joins in with the replanting of a border and gets their advice on the care and planting of tree ferns.
Rachel de Thame relives her childhood when she visits a garden once tended by Enid Blyton. She finds out from its current keen gardener some of her secrets of successful planting as well as joining in with some of the maintenance needed now to keep the cottage garden planting in tip top condition.
Finally, as well as jobs we could be getting on with in our own gardens this weekend, Monty gets to grips with the thinning and pruning of his gooseberry and currant bushes.