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Gardening Tasks – Early Spring

Woo, it’s March, and Spring is on our doorstep! Now that there is more sun throughout the day, you now can complete a range of gardening tasks. This month we see the clocks typically going forward one hour to accommodate longer sunlight hours. However, these long hours of light bring an increased number of tasks in the garden.March is a bit of a mixed bag regarding weather and can change quite quickly with sharp frosts and snow not entirely behind us. The good news is that temperatures are generally rising, and Summer is getting closer!

Contents Table

Plants in Bloom this month?

 

Bergenia

Chionodoxa

Crocus

Eranthis

Erythronium

Galanthus

Helleborus

Hyacinthus

Iris

Muscari

Narcissus

Polyanthus

Saxifraga

Scilla

Tulipa kaufmanniana

 

 

Camellia japonica

Chaenomeles japonica

Corylopsis

Daphne mezereum

Forsythia

Hamamelis

Lonicera fragrantissima

Magnolia stellata

Mahonia

Parrotia

Pieris japonica

Prunus cerasifera

Spiraea thunbergii

 

 

Aphelandra

Begonia semperflorens

Cyclamen persicum

Impatiens Petersiana

Saintpaulia

 

 

Calceolaria

Cineraria

Clivia

Freesia

Hippeastrum

Mimosa

Primula

 

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Early Spring

General Tasks and Maintenance

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Houseplants

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Gardens and in the Garden

Patio areas

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Kitchen Garden

Fruit

Vegetables

Herbs

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Trees, Shrubs and Hedges

Trees and Shrubs

In the Greenhouse

Hedges

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Flowers and Plants

Hardy Herbaceous Plants

Perennials

Carnations and Pinks

Chrysanthemums

Dahlias

Gladioli

Irises

Lilies

Roses

This season for your roses is all about preparation; all the effort that you put in now will mean that in the growing season, you will hopefully see yourself with fewer problems, youthful growth, strong, shapely bushes and masses of blooms. 

Annuals

Alpines

Bulbs

Flowers from Seed

Heathers

Rhododendrons and Azaleas

Sweet peas

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Greenhouse and Cloches

Spring is the perfect time to clean everything up; to ready your greenhouse by giving it a good clean – cleaning the algae and other grime from the outside with disinfectant or detergent; this will help let in more light during summer. 

Cleaning the inside is also a good idea, especially making sure you try to clean everywhere as pests and diseases from Winter can and will survive anywhere they can.

Owners of a greenhouse can start sowing seeds indoors; the best plants to start sowing are alyssum, nemsia, stocks, asters, marigolds and petunias.

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Pond, Water plants and Rock Plants

If you notice ice still on the surface of your pond, you mustn’t start cleaning! Likewise, never try to speed up its thawing process by removing the ice from the pond. This ice still means that your pond is in ‘winter mode’, so it is best to wait. 

The second method we recommend is with a pond thermometer; if the water is below 10°c, you should wait before removing heaters, adding beneficial bacteria. Once the temperature has risen above 10°c and there is no more ice, your fish should become slightly more active – it is now safe to start your maintenance, feeding fish slowly adding more in relation to the temperature. 

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Lawn

Now that early Spring is upon us, and it’s time to catch up on any maintenance or repair work that you missed or couldn’t do in Autumn. It’s time to get your lawn back on track and come to life.

New Lawn

An established lawn

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Wildlife

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