8 Gardening tips for March

Welcome to the March edition of our gardening guide! As the embrace of winter loosens its grip, our gardens come alive with the promise of spring. In this month's tips, Chris Whitelock, our Resident Plant Expert, accompanies you on the journey of March gardening – a time of budding possibilities and vibrant renewal.  Happy gardening!

  1. Sow bedding plants and vegetables.  Give your garden a head start by sowing seeds indoors. Consider using a propogator to help with germination.
  2. Embrace mulching as a protective measure for your flower beds. Apply a generous layer of mulch to flower borders to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  3. Pruning late flowering shrubs: Shape the landscape by pruning late-flowering shrubs like hydrangeas and Buddleja davidi. Remove weak or dead stems to encourage robust growth in the coming months.
  4. Divide Perennials: Rejuvenate overcrowded perennials by dividing and transplanting them. This thoughtful practice promotes healthier growth and more vibrant blooms.
  5. Treat yourself to some new garden tools! A good set of tools should last for years so also make sure your clean and sharpen all your garden tools. Well-maintained implements enhance your gardening experience and prevent the spread of diseases.
  6. Bird Feeding: Extend hospitality to feathered friends by providing food and water. Bird feeders and baths attract a diverse array of visitors, enhancing the lively atmosphere of your garden
  7. Repot trees and shrubs in containers. John Innes no3 compost is best for these plant
  8. Apply a lawn feed and possibly a moss killer to lawns to improve colour and wear resistance.

By embracing these tips, you're set on a course towards a flourishing garden in March. Happy gardening!