Plants in Bloom this month?
General Tasks and Maintenance
Gardens and in the Garden
Trees, Shrubs and Hedges
Trees and Shrubs
In the Greenhouse
Flowers and Plants
Hardy Herbaceous Plants
Carnations and Pinks
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.
Flowers from Seed
Rhododendrons and Azaleas
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.
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.
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.