Tips & Advice

March is the first month of spring and everything is coming to life again. The cold, wintery weather may continue for a while, but with the daylight hours getting longer, there’s still plenty that can be done in the garden.

Jobs to do this month

  • Pot up plug plants using a good compost. 
  • Most outdoor vegetables can be sown now. 
  • Move evergreen shrubs growing in the wrong place.
  • Support tall plants while they’re still young. 
  • Put bedding plants outside on fine days.
  • As plants a growing strongly now, feed regularly. 
  • Re-pot pot-bound houseplants into slightly bigger pots.
  • Cut back last years stems on hardy fuchsias and other slightly tender plants.
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Richard's tip of the week

Put your bedding plants outside on fine days but bring them in at night. This will help them harden up so they’ll get off to a much better start once you finally plant them outside when the last frosts are over.

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