Tasks for March
Look forward to a stunning burst of summer colour by planting Lilies, Gladioli, Dahlia or Begonias in pots and borders.
Cut Cornus, Salix and Cotinus right down to the base to promote vigorous new growth, coloured stems and larger leaves.
Vigorous shrubs like Buddleja and Sambucus can be cut back hard to keep their size in check and promote more flowers.
Seed potatoes can now be put in a cool light place to chit, sprout. Egg boxes are perfect for holding them.
Spring flowering shrubs like, Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias and Pieris, will benefit from a feed with an ericaceous fertiliser.
If your grass is starting to grow set the blades high and give it a light trim, scarify and aerate if needed.