February 25, 2016 In Borders, Early Spring Colour, Evergreens, Flowers, Fruit and Veg, Garden Care, Garden Centre Information, General Garden Tasks, Greenhouse, Hints & Tips, How to, Kitchen Garden, Ornamental Garden, Planting, Plants and Shrubs, Specimen Plants, Spring, Uncategorized, What to do
March Garden Tasks and Spring Colour
What to do in the garden in March
The main question this month is where to start! Don’t worry – we’ve got it sorted with our list of the essential jobs to be getting on with over the next few weeks.
- Steep freshly-cut nettles in water for a few weeks and decant the rich brown liquid for a potent, nitrogen-rich plant food
- Start hoeing weekly to catch annual weeds the moment they appear so they never get big enough to bother you or your plants
- Feed container plants weekly with general purpose liquid seaweed feed located towards the rear of the shop, on your left.
- Start sowing hardy annual flowers including calendula, nasturtium, love-in-a-mist and alyssum in swathes through borders
- Deadhead daffodils then let the foliage die down naturally so it feeds the bulb and produces an even better display next year
- Sow radish among your parsnip seeds to mark the rows: the radish come up much faster, so you remember where you sowed your parsnips
- Use junk mail CDs hung from strings on canes among cabbages so they wink in the sun and deter hungry pigeons
- Plant onion sets around 10cm apart, sinking the sets just below the soil’s surface