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Forest Lodge Garden Centre for great value and garden inspiration

March

  • Finish off pruning roses, then feed with a good quality rose fertiliser such as Toprose.
  • Top up the mulch on beds where needed before the weather gets warm and the weeds get going. Bark, soil conditioner or home garden compost are all ideal.
  • Plant bare-root fruit bushes, and apply rich compost or manure to existing bushes and canes.
  • In sheltered areas plant early crop potatoes, shallots and garlic.
  • Plant out hardy herbs like mint, sage, oregano and thyme.
  • Lay new turf when there is no frost or prepare the ground now ready for sowing grass seed next month.
  • Sow broad bean seeds along with carrots, lettuce, parsnips and spinach.
  • Protect new shoots form slugs with our wide range of deterrents including traps, barrier repellents or wildlife friendly pellets.
  • Now is the time for planting perennials and shrubs and summer flowering bulbs. It is also a good time for feeding herbaceous borders. You can gently hoe in an organic fertiliser like Vitax Q4 or Growmore.
  • Harvest any winter vegetables such as brussel sprouts, leeks and kale.
  • Deadhead daffodils as the flowers fade and feed with a good quality fertiliser such as Vitax Q4 or Phostrogen. Always wait for the whole plant to die down before removing the leaves.
  • Re-pot house plants if the roots are visibly pushing through the drainage holes.
  • Cut down those bright stems on cornus and salix, almost to ground level to ensure they produce the best colour for next year.
  • Keep feeding the birds as they need to put on the weight lost during the winter months.
Forest Lodge Garden Centre is part of a family business, which includes Birdworld and Garden Style