I'm still a beginner gardener really so I apologise if this is a really stupid question. I need to do a lot of renovation work on my garden this year so I've been looking up the best time to do things so that I don't cause any damage to plants. I've come across the following tips online which seem to be a useful guide:
So for example in early Spring you should prune roses and sow hardy annuals outdoors etc. My assumption is that traditionally early Spring counts as March - when the daffodils and primroses are flowering. However in my area (South) the daffodils are already beginning to flower in places, so does that mean we're beginning to hit early Spring like weather already? Can you use the plants flowering earlier than they should as a sign that the season is slightly shifting, and therefore could do some of these jobs earlier than usual? Or should you stick strictly to March for early Spring jobs, April for mid Spring jobs etc? It may be a silly way of thinking of it, but I thought that there might be occasions where you could end up holding off pruning a particular plant because that's what a gardening calendar has told you, and could cause it more damage because it's already started growing more than usual due to warmer weather at an earlier time - or does it not matter really?
I was just interested in hearing thoughts. I'm guessing after a while you get to learn the best time anyway for each plant just from experience.