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Gardening Diary - March
  Repair & tidy paths, patios & decking.
  Dig in compost & Fertiliser.
  Weed borders.
  Order your vegetable seeds now.
  Sow the following seeds in mini greenhouses or under cold frames:
Beetroot, broad beans, Brussels sprouts, early carrots, lettuce, radish, spring onions, spinach,  turnips, parsnips, early peas and salad leaves.
  Sow indoors:
Cauliflowers, celery, leeks, onions, summer cabbage and early tomatoes for the greenhouse.
  Plant out autumn sown onions.
  Last chance to order seed potatoes this month.
  Hoe frequently for weed control & soil aeration.
  Clean & weed asparagus bed.
  Add manure or fertiliser in final soil preparation.
  Finish all pruning & planting.

  Feed & mulch young trees & cane fruits.
  Plant strawberry runners.
  Use fleece for frost protection on early blooms on fruit trees.
Plants & Flowers
  Plant container grown rockery, herbaceous plants, trees & shrubs.
  Begin sowing hardy annuals.
  Plant summer flowering bulbs like Gladiolus & Montbretia (Crocosmia).
  Order your bedding plants now.
  Use beer traps, slug wool or sharp grit around plants for slug control. If you prefer you could use organic slug pellets.
  Trim winter heathers once they have finished flowering.
  Spray roses for black spot.
  Prune roses finally towards the end of the month.
  Prune winter jasmine as soon as flowers fade.
Trees & Shrubs
  Prune deciduous shrubs that flower on this years wood e.g. buddleia and caryopteris.
  Prune ivy.
  Standard & Climbing roses can be planted out.
  Plant clematis late in the month.
  Rake off moss & weeds. Spike if possible & apply a lawn fertiliser.
  Start cutting the lawn on the mowers highest setting.
  Lawn seed can be sown at the end of the month.
  New turf can be laid.
  Keep off the lawn when wet.
  Most seeds can be sown now in unheated greenhouses.
  Potted plants can be potted on if they need it.
  Start feeding your container & pot plants.
  Take cuttings of coleus & fuchsia.
  Feed & water more regularly but don't over do it.
  Remove dead leaves and detritus from the bottom.
  Add oxygenating plants if the winter has depleted your stock.
  Put up bird nest boxes.
  Ensure amphibians have access in and out of your pond.


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