March in the garden
March is here and spring is starting to show us some warm, after a terrible February. Horray!! Time to get out in the garden -
With longer spells of dry weather it is time to dig over the garden, as long as the ground is not too damp. Dig in well rotted manure from the compost heap, or use bagged manure from the garden centre. If you were organised and planted green manure in the autumn, now is the time to cut it down and dig it in - making sure to completely cover the green with soil to gain maximum benefit.
Onions and garlic can be planted. As the weather continues to warm, plant out chitted first early potatoes, making sure they are covered well by soil to avoid frost problems. Plant trees now and keep them watered.
Summer flowering bulbs can be planted now. March is also a good time to lift large perennials, split them and replant. Or look at the large selection in the garden centre to fill gaps.
Greenhouses will soon be bursting with seedlings. Remember to keep planting and to ventilate on warm days. Watch out all the time for hungry slugs.
The grass will be growing apace, so get the lawnmower out of hibernation and get some exercise!!
Enjoy your garden.