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What to do in the garden- Last week in March

In the Fower Garden

  • Fill gaps in flower beds with primulas and polyanthus
  • Prune forsythia and flowering currants as soon as flowers have faded
  • Leave daffodil foliage intact for at least six weeks after flowering to regenerate bulbs, so they’ll bloom again next year
  • Plant out groups of gladioli in borders
  • Sow sweet peas directly outside at the base of obelisks or supports

Fruit and Vegetable Garden

  • Sow seeds of dwarf and climbing beans in deep pots or cardboard toilet roll tubes filled with compost
  • Plant new asparagus beds
  • Continue planting potatoes, shallots and onion sets
  • Feed spring cabbage with a high-nitrogen fertiliser

In The Greenhouse

  • Protect pots of seedlings from the cold by making mini-cloches from empty plastic bottles
  • Prick out seedlings once they have developed their first true leaves
  • Open doors and greenhouse vents on warm days to improve ventilation
  • Sow herbs into pots or trays, including basil, chives, parsley, fennel and coriander
  • Plant up pots with the summer-flowering bulbs tiger flower (Tigridia), gloriosa and eucomis
  • Start feeding houseplants weekly with a liquid feed
  • Pinch out shoot tips on fuchsias to encourage bushier plants
  • Pot up canna tubers in multi-purpose compost in a warm greenhouse
  • Remove forcing jars from rhubarb plants and let them grow uncovered

Around The Garden

  • Spread a compost mulch around border plants to suppress weeds
  • Put pond pumps and fountains back into pools, thoroughly cleaning filters first
  • Lay turf or sow new lawns from seed
  • Clean out bird baths and top up with fresh water
  • Check tree ties are not too tight or cutting into bark, and loosen if necessary
  • Cut back any overgrown ivy

If you want anymore information please go to www.babicz.com

Happy Gardening

Andrew

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What to do in the garden- Last week in March

In the Fower Garden

  • Fill gaps in flower beds with primulas and polyanthus
  • Prune forsythia and flowering currants as soon as flowers have faded
  • Leave daffodil foliage intact for at least six weeks after flowering to regenerate bulbs, so they’ll bloom again next year
  • Plant out groups of gladioli in borders
  • Sow sweet peas directly outside at the base of obelisks or supports

Fruit and Vegetable Garden

  • Sow seeds of dwarf and climbing beans in deep pots or cardboard toilet roll tubes filled with compost
  • Plant new asparagus beds
  • Continue planting potatoes, shallots and onion sets
  • Feed spring cabbage with a high-nitrogen fertiliser

In The Greenhouse

  • Protect pots of seedlings from the cold by making mini-cloches from empty plastic bottles
  • Prick out seedlings once they have developed their first true leaves
  • Open doors and greenhouse vents on warm days to improve ventilation
  • Sow herbs into pots or trays, including basil, chives, parsley, fennel and coriander
  • Plant up pots with the summer-flowering bulbs tiger flower (Tigridia), gloriosa and eucomis
  • Start feeding houseplants weekly with a liquid feed
  • Pinch out shoot tips on fuchsias to encourage bushier plants
  • Pot up canna tubers in multi-purpose compost in a warm greenhouse
  • Remove forcing jars from rhubarb plants and let them grow uncovered

Around The Garden

  • Spread a compost mulch around border plants to suppress weeds
  • Put pond pumps and fountains back into pools, thoroughly cleaning filters first
  • Lay turf or sow new lawns from seed
  • Clean out bird baths and top up with fresh water
  • Check tree ties are not too tight or cutting into bark, and loosen if necessary
  • Cut back any overgrown ivy

If you want anymore information please go to www.babicz.com

Happy Gardening

Andrew

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What to do in the garden- Last week in March

In the Fower Garden

  • Fill gaps in flower beds with primulas and polyanthus
  • Prune forsythia and flowering currants as soon as flowers have faded
  • Leave daffodil foliage intact for at least six weeks after flowering to regenerate bulbs, so they’ll bloom again next year
  • Plant out groups of gladioli in borders
  • Sow sweet peas directly outside at the base of obelisks or supports

Fruit and Vegetable Garden

  • Sow seeds of dwarf and climbing beans in deep pots or cardboard toilet roll tubes filled with compost
  • Plant new asparagus beds
  • Continue planting potatoes, shallots and onion sets
  • Feed spring cabbage with a high-nitrogen fertiliser

In The Greenhouse

  • Protect pots of seedlings from the cold by making mini-cloches from empty plastic bottles
  • Prick out seedlings once they have developed their first true leaves
  • Open doors and greenhouse vents on warm days to improve ventilation
  • Sow herbs into pots or trays, including basil, chives, parsley, fennel and coriander
  • Plant up pots with the summer-flowering bulbs tiger flower (Tigridia), gloriosa and eucomis
  • Start feeding houseplants weekly with a liquid feed
  • Pinch out shoot tips on fuchsias to encourage bushier plants
  • Pot up canna tubers in multi-purpose compost in a warm greenhouse
  • Remove forcing jars from rhubarb plants and let them grow uncovered

Around The Garden

  • Spread a compost mulch around border plants to suppress weeds
  • Put pond pumps and fountains back into pools, thoroughly cleaning filters first
  • Lay turf or sow new lawns from seed
  • Clean out bird baths and top up with fresh water
  • Check tree ties are not too tight or cutting into bark, and loosen if necessary
  • Cut back any overgrown ivy

If you want anymore information please go to www.babicz.com

Happy Gardening

Andrew

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What to do in the garden- Last week in March

In the Fower Garden

  • Fill gaps in flower beds with primulas and polyanthus
  • Prune forsythia and flowering currants as soon as flowers have faded
  • Leave daffodil foliage intact for at least six weeks after flowering to regenerate bulbs, so they’ll bloom again next year
  • Plant out groups of gladioli in borders
  • Sow sweet peas directly outside at the base of obelisks or supports

Fruit and Vegetable Garden

  • Sow seeds of dwarf and climbing beans in deep pots or cardboard toilet roll tubes filled with compost
  • Plant new asparagus beds
  • Continue planting potatoes, shallots and onion sets
  • Feed spring cabbage with a high-nitrogen fertiliser

In The Greenhouse

  • Protect pots of seedlings from the cold by making mini-cloches from empty plastic bottles
  • Prick out seedlings once they have developed their first true leaves
  • Open doors and greenhouse vents on warm days to improve ventilation
  • Sow herbs into pots or trays, including basil, chives, parsley, fennel and coriander
  • Plant up pots with the summer-flowering bulbs tiger flower (Tigridia), gloriosa and eucomis
  • Start feeding houseplants weekly with a liquid feed
  • Pinch out shoot tips on fuchsias to encourage bushier plants
  • Pot up canna tubers in multi-purpose compost in a warm greenhouse
  • Remove forcing jars from rhubarb plants and let them grow uncovered

Around The Garden

  • Spread a compost mulch around border plants to suppress weeds
  • Put pond pumps and fountains back into pools, thoroughly cleaning filters first
  • Lay turf or sow new lawns from seed
  • Clean out bird baths and top up with fresh water
  • Check tree ties are not too tight or cutting into bark, and loosen if necessary
  • Cut back any overgrown ivy

If you want anymore information please go to www.babicz.com

Happy Gardening

Andrew

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