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Gardener's Diary

March


In association with the Royal Horticultural Society

 

Previously in The Gardener's Diary...

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012


 

The Gardener's Diary

The Royal Horticultural Society


The Royal Horticultural Society
is the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.

Their goal is to help people share a passion for plants, to encourage excellence in horticulture and inspire all those with an interest in gardening.

In this section on Laterlife they share their expertise to provide your Jobs for the Month - making sure that your garden is ready for the season ahead.

Find out more about how to become a member of the RHS




Jobs for the month - March

Spring Arrives

Spring usually arrives by mid-March and the frequent sunny days provide the opportunity for an increasing range of gardening tasks. It's time to get busy preparing seed beds, sowing seed, cutting back winter shrubs and generally tidying up around the garden.
Top 10 jobs this month

Top 10 jobs this month:

  1. Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes

  2. Protect new spring shoots from slugs

  3. Plant summer-flowering bulbs

  4. Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials

  5. Top dress containers with fresh compost

  6. Mow the lawn on dry days (if needed)

  7. Cut back Cornus (dogwood) and Salix (willow) grown for colourful winter stems

  8. Weeds come back in to growth - deal with them before they get out of hand

  9. Start feeding fish and using the pond fountain; remove pond heaters

  10. Open the greenhouse or conservatory doors and vents on warm days

For more vital tips on caring for your garden from the Royal Horticultural Society check out their March advice for:

Flowers
Trees and Shrubs
Greenhouse, Conservatory and Houseplants
Lawns
Ponds
Structures



 

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