The start of the growing season.
It’s finally time for the garden to shine. With the ground warming up your plants will start to grow.
- Helleborus Orientalis (Lenten Rose)
- Double Primula (Primrose)
- Corydalis (Pere David)
- Clematis Armandii
(all available at Palmers)
- keep protecting plants if there is still any frost.
- continue making your new beds and borders
- dig over all your existing borders and remove any weeds
- mulch any areas of the garden you may have missed in autumn
Flowers and Plants
- plant your container grown roses, shrubs and climbers. Bare rooted roses cannot be planted once the buds have broken, so this is your last chance.
- prune back your autumn flowering Clematis
- keep slugs away from any new spring shoots
- it’s time to plant your summer flowering bulbs
- sow hardy annuals in mixed colours – taller ones at the back
- sow your sweet peas outdoors and plant out those raised under cover
- remember to water you pots and containers if the weather dries up
- brighten up your pots and containers with Daffodils, Pansies, Violas, Primroses and Cyclamen
- if its dry, give your lawn a light cut – do not be tempted to cut it if it is wet
- continue preparing the area if laying a new lawn.
- your standard fruit trees should be pruned by now. If not make sure you do it now; keep the centre fairy open and remove rubbing branches to prevent disease
- protect your fruit with netting to keep the birds off
- plant pot-grown fruit tree and strawberry plants
- this is the latest time you can plant bare-root fruit bushes and trees
When the weather turns warmer, you can sow your vegetable crops. Nothing beats home grown food. We have a comprehensive range of propagation materials available at Palmers.
- plant your shallots, garlic and onion sets (all available at Palmers)
- harvest your leeks, brussel sprouts, broccoli and cabbage
- get ahead with your summer vegetables by planting tomatoes, sweet pepper and salads inside
March Jobs Checklist
- Dig over your borders
- Remove any weeds
- Top up mulch where needed
- Plant bare root & container grown roses
- Prune autumn clematis
- Plant summer flowering bulbs
- Sow hardy annuals
- Plant out sweet peas
- First ‘light’ cut of the lawn
- Plant bare rooted fruit bushes & trees
- Plant shallots, garlic & onion sets
- Harvest leeks & brassicas
- Plant tomatoes, peppers & salads indoors or in greenhouse