Your three-year old fruit tree should really be looking the part now, with a well-formed goblet shape and sturdy branches to hold the fruit. The hard pruning is done, it's now just a case of keeping things tidy.
This month's photo competition theme is simply "Roses". As before there are three voucher prizes up for grabs. You can check out January's winners, and the shortlisted entries, on our new Ashridge Nurseries Pinterest page!
If you're already a rose afficionado, or are thinking of adding roses to your garden this year, our stocks of bareroot rose plants are ready to roll! We've got nearly 200 varieties to choose from - something for everyone.
If you need to know which trees are good pollination partners, look no further. We've compiled an in-depth guide to pollination groups for apple, pear, cherry and plum trees, with fertility notes for any unusual and awkward pairings!
Fill out the form on our website and we'll pop our new 2013 catalogue in the post to you, free of charge. It comes with a special code that you can give to a friend, saving them £20 on their first order! (minimum £35 spend excluding VAT and delivery)
There's another cold snap forecast for the UK. If we get frozen ground, we can neither lift nor plant bareroot trees and shrubs - so here's an article that will help you take good care of your delicate plants when it's freezing outside.
Create a bird haven in your garden with a mix of Hawthorn, Wild Cherry Plum, Wild Privet, Hazel, Spindleberry, Guelder Rose, Blackthorn, Dog Rose and Crab Apple. And 5% of every purchase goes to the RSPB.