By Tim Sykes – March 2013
As we approach Spring the bulbs start bursting through and for many of us this is the signal to focus on getting the garden sorted for the Summer.
In reality looking after the garden is a year round thing. But after the dreariness of the winter those daffs coming into bloom are a great moral booster and really help to re-engage us!
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party” – Robin Williams
I can’t believe it, it’s March already and 2 months have passed since the festivities of Christmas and the New Year.
If we are all agreed it’s time to party, what should we be focusing on in the garden?
- If you haven’t got the mower serviced yet you need to get it seen to, just getting the blades sharpened will help ensure that you achieve a nice cut.
- You need to prune the roses before the buds burst into growth.
- If you’ve got any patches of lawn that are looking sad then now’s the time to sow some fresh seed and apply a dressing, or re-turf sections.
- If you haven’t already done so then prepare your borders, removing any old weed growth and dead foliage and apply a mulch or well-rotted manure. This will help add nourishment and suppress fresh weed growth.
- Prune back any climbers such as clematis before they get going.
- Choose and plant out your Summer bulbs and sow the seeds of your herb garden (in particular Basil, Coriander and Parsley).
- Plant out any new perennials.
- If you have a fruit section in your garden then now’s the time to plant the raspberries and strawberries.
These are just some of tasks that spring to mind, but please let me have your thoughts and contributions. Also feel free to fire any gardening questions at me and I’ll do my best to answer these for you in the next edition. This is my email address email@example.com
Flowers to look out for in March include; Daffodils, Primrose, Hellebores, Cyclamen, Crocus, Hyacinths, Dwarf Tulips, Violets and of course Bergenia Cordifolia (Elephant’s Ears).
Enjoy the awakening of your garden this March.
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