March Gardening Tips

March Gardening Tips
  • From now onwards you can start to cut the lawn on dry days, repair the edges with lawn soil and re-seed patches.
  • Top dress containers with multipurpose compost ready for planting new season plants.
  • Protect young shoots from slugs and snails.
  • Plant Onion sets, Garlic, Shallots and Seed Potatoes.
  • Clear away any dead leaves around perennials as this stops winter pests from emerging in the Spring.
  • Plant new season Roses.
  • Plant Cabbage and Broccoli plants.
  • Sow Poppies, Lobelia and Cosmos.
  • Sow Basil indoors.
  • Plant Thyme, Oregano and Mint plants outside now.
  • Sow Spinach, Swiss Chard, Beetroot, Parsnips, Lettuce, Peas and Broad Beans.
  • Cut back Cornus to produce new shoots for Winter colour.
  • Start to plant hanging baskets with Summer colour and keep them frost free once planted.
  • Plant soft fruit such as Gooseberries, Raspberries and Strawberries.
  • Plant Begonia tubers in pots indoors in preparation for planting outside in May.
  • Plant Rhubarb.
  • Plant Alpines.
  • Divide perennials and move to flowering positions for this year.
  • Apply general fertiliser to hedges, borders and allotments.

NOTE: March 12th National Plant a Flower Day!