Gardening Jobs for MarchPosted: 1 Mar 2022
Find out what to do in your garden, allotment and greenhouse in March, with our handy, 'Simon says'.
• Harden off and plant out half-hardy bedding. You will be surprised how many bedding plants can survive a spring frost. The photos shown are my Antirrhinums that have survived the winter with temperatures down to minus 5!
• Remove weeds now before they start to grow and establish themselves. Resolva Path & Drive weed killer is a non-glyphosate chemical that kills weeds down to the roots. We also recommend using Doff 24/7 Fast Acting Weedkiller to kill foliage within 24 hours. Hoeing is great too, but leave that for dry and breezy days so the weeds have no chance of survival!
• Prune and clean up rose plants
• Plant first early in second early potatoes.
• Plant onion sets
• Plant summer flowering bulbs
• Scatter fish blood and bone plant food or chicken manure around existing plants in the garden to give them a good, well-balanced feed.
• Continue to use an iron-based slug killer to keep slugs and snails under control full
• Cut off seed heads from flowering bulbs that have finished looking good, but do not chop off any green foliage.
• Be brave and chop down the beautiful stems of Dogwoods to encourage them to give you another fantastic display for next autumn and winter.
• If you have the luxury of a greenhouse, plant up your summer hanging baskets and patio tubs in there to increase the average air temperature and protect them from spring frosts.
• If you have a heated greenhouse, now is a great time to get tomatoes and cucumbers growing.
• Mulch your flower beds with any well-rotted organic material to help reduce weeds, keep the moisture in the soil and improve the soil texture.
• Cut back lavatera and buddleia plants to approximately 50 centimetres from the ground to encourage nice, new bushy growth.
• Keep feeding the busy birds in the garden as they build up strength to rear their young.
• Recycle your old garden furniture then come and try out some of our new tables and chairs!