March Top 10

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1. Plant summer flowering bulbs such as lilies, dahlias, begonias and gladioli. Use a warm greenhouse to give them a good start before moving outside.

2. Spring Bulbs should be well established now. If you have clumps of product, divide up when the leaves die back, and dead head to ensure the energy is conserved for next year.

3. Ideal time to prune bushes and shrubs to encourage new growth. Prune roses to within four or five buds from the base and 2-3 buds of side growth, removing dead and damages stems.

4. To help flowering, divide herbaceous perennials and replant the healthiest parts into refreshed soil.

5. Planting from seed can get well under way in the greenhouse for summer bedding plants such as petunias, marigolds, impatiens, and begonias.

6. Keep an eye out for pests such as snails, slugs and greenfly. (eco suggestion Nemaslug)

7. Plant or buy spring containers.

8. Move deciduous trees and shrubs and continue planting bare root trees.

9. Start to regularly mow the lawn, remove weeds and reseed if necessary.

10. Check and set up water butts.