Keeping it local
March here we come…. enjoying spring and all the bulbs that are showing through, we’ve enjoyed the snowdrop display, crocus and Daffodils alike I love the cherry blossom and the Weeds!!!
Yep we’ve been weeding already just mad but that’s climate change for you, do I need my waterproof jacket, or do I need my fleece either way it’s work that needs doing.
The Roses are budding, grass is growing and shrubs are already flowering, we are into the best time of year, you can still divide and plant out and a good thing to do this month is prune Cornus (dogwood) and Salix (willow) ready for the new growth and coloured stems for winter, cut back grasses that had been left for winter, ready for the new growth and if you haven’t already done so chuck some lovely well-rotted muck at the roses.
You can be cropping winter veg and getting ready to sow or plant spring and summer veg, also if you do pots lettuce and radish are quick growers and will keep the gaps between veg filled quite happily.
Snowdrops should be finished, and you can move or divide in the green, you can still purchase summer flowering bulbs like dahlias so look out for your favourites. Bedding plants will now be available, if you are buying make sure you have frost protection, greenhouse, cold frame etc. to stop damage, happy planting and plan your pots and baskets.
Ponds - you should now able to start feeding your fish just check your ponds for any jobs that need doing, if you have pumps and filters check they are working and resolve any issues.
Oh and if you don’t have time just call us 😊01420 83471
Lynn and Christian Dupont
Mow n Blow Garden Services Ltd
Christian Dupont has been involved in horticulture for over two decades now, lives near Alton with his wife. She is also a fully trained gardener and horticulturalist. Both are keen photographers as well as accomplished Horticulturalists. some articles are from the Life Mags but mainly for the Herald newspaper, bi-weekly column in the local business