Time to get busy in the garden
This is when it starts to get busy in the garden – you’ll want to be preparing your seed beds, sowing seed, getting winter shrubs cut back and generally tidying up around the garden.
Here are five jobs to be getting on with..
Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes
Protect new spring shoots from slugs
Plant summer-flowering bulbs
Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials
Top dress containers with fresh compost
Now’s the time to start sowing seeds to ensure you get a fabulous summer display. Get set for plenty of colour in your garden by sowing hardy annuals such as pot marigolds and Californian poppies in pots to modules – if the weather is mild in your area you can choose to sow directly outside. If you want a natural look with drifts of colour, mark out irregular shaped seedbeds and then broadcast sow your seed within them. For scent and colour, sow sweet peas outside this month, while summer bedding plants can be sown under glass or in a heated propagator.
Join the RHS from just £40.50 – that’s 12 months for the price of 9!
Enjoy free garden visits, personalised advice and discounted shows tickets
Free Day Friday – 7 March
Take this opportunity to visit all the RHS gardens for free and discover the advantages of becoming an RHS member. Take a friend along and enjoy these stunning gardens as they wake up from their winter slumber.
Spring antiques and collectables fair – 8-9 March, RHS Rosemoor, Devon
This Devon County Antiques Fair attracts carefully selected stall holders from across the South West and beyond, selling a wide variety of antiques and collectables.
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