‘Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn’ Lewis Grizzard.
- Prepare seed beds by adding good compost and raking over until you get a fine tilth. Cover the bed with black plastic to help warm the soil up in anticipation of sowing seeds.
- Sow seeds in trays in the house on a sunny window sill or in a green house.
- Protect new shoots of bulbs, perennials and shrubs from slugs
- Lay turf or use seed to repair patches in lawns.
- Prune your Roses when the last frost has past. Remember to remove any dead or diseased stems as well as crossing stems. Give them, and your other flowering shrubs, a feed with “Toprose”.
- Start mowing the lawn regularly and apply a lawn weed and feed.
- Plant new roses, trees, shrubs and perennials. Do not forget to feed them with a general purpose fertiliser.
- Prick out half-hardy annual seedlings or pot them up as necessary.
- Plant summer flowering bulbs such as Lilies, Begonias and Dahlias.
- Mothers’ Day is March 26th. Why not buy the one you love a spring – flowering Camellia or a basket of Violas from The Secret Garden.
- Freshen up pots, window boxes and hanging baskets with spring bedding plants such as Daffodils, Primroses and Violas.
- After the last frost, plant out half-hardy annuals in containers and outdoor beds
- Take cuttings from new growth of shrubs and perennials
- Cut back spring flowering bulbs after the foliage has faded to yellow / brown.
- Plant shrubs such as lilacs or Hydrangeas.
- Clean the Patio or decking ready for summer
- Check for nesting birds before pruning hedge