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Things to do in the garden this March

March 8th 2016
By: Melanie
Things to do in the garden this March

March is the month of the year when most of us will be able to get back out into our gardens and check out any damage that might have been caused during the winter weather. It’s also a time when we can enjoy any of the spring bulbs we might have planted last year - such as the snowdrops, daffodils and the blossom that is springing up in bright bursts in our gardens and countryside.
It’s a good time of year to cut back any dead plants, sow vegetable and plant seeds in your greenhouse or on our windowsill. Tidy up and reshape flower beds and if it’s dry enough cut the grass. Protect new shoots from slugs – if you would like to use a eco-friendly product then try ringing your plants and pots with copper Cut 2" strips of thin copper and wrap around the lower part of flower pots, like a ribbon, or create a fence around plants in boarders so that slugs cannot slide over.
March is a good time to plan ahead in your garden, if you have a flower bed which isn’t really working then now is a good time to plan what you are going to move and replant once the frosts have finished.  If you have a pond start feeding your fish, turn on your pond fountain and remove winter heaters. Plant summer flowering bulbs. If you would like to add a bit of colour to your boarders, perhaps you are preparing your home for sale then you can fill them with Pansies, Violas, Primrose, Polyanthus, winter flowering heathers - check out your local nursery to find out what is available for your garden.