Gardening In March

Gardening in March

With Signs of Spring starting to show the garden is beginning to come alive, with shoots appearing, more sunlight and more settled weather things will really get growing this month… including the weeds. Catching plants/weeds growing where you don’t want them while they are still young is much easier to deal with than once they are fully established. Also watch out for pests, they will start to show an interest in your greenhouse – we stock a range of biological controls to protect from slug, snail and aphid damage. Here are our top jobs for this month:

Ornamental Garden Jobs & Flower Borders:

  • Spread a general fertilizer, organic options are available.
  • Remove any dead, diseased or damaged growth from trees and shrubs.
  • Plant roses, manure or rose feed around all roses, check for disease and remove dying shoots.
  • Dead head daffs and other spring bulbs.
  • Sow hardy annuals for summer colour.

Vegetable Garden Jobs:

  • Prune gooseberries to 2-3 buds from the base. Shorten branch tips by one quarter.
  • Plant shallots and onion sets.
  • Sow aubergines, cucumbers, tomatoes, and chillies in an indoors.

Other Jobs:

  • Re-pot and top dress all containers.
  • Clean all bird feeders and bird baths.
  • Get your lawn mower
  • Lightly rake lawn if mild to remove moss and repair any damaged patches .

Top Products for March Gardening