With spring now here, many people are considering a home move. What will a budget of up to £270,000 buy you around the area? A bungalow in Ipswich, a brand new house near Framlingham or a period property in Sudbury.
In cooler areas, and before the month is too old, we can still move and plant evergreen trees and shrubs, provided the soil is not waterlogged. They are best moved or planted once actively growing and when there is less risk of cold weather.
Hardy annuals can be sown in pots or modules to provide colour in the garden. Annual grasses can be fun to try too: Briza maxima, Lagurus ovatus and Hordeum jubatum are examples. In mild areas with light soil, we can sow directly outside by marking out irregularly-shaped seedbeds and broadcasting "drifts" of different seed to give a more natural look.