‘March’ on your garden this Spring with our easy March Gardening Tips.

“Britain can look forward to a scorching spring, with forecasters predicting hot, dry and sunny conditions until May”

With this good news in mind it’s time to start getting your garden ready to ensure that you can fully enjoy it when the weather hots up.

What are our top March Gardening Tips that you should be doing this Month?

  • Lift and divide clumps of perennials
  • Dig compost into borders to improve water retention
  • Clean and repair your garden tools
  • Mow the lawn on dry days
  • Open the greenhouse or conservatory doors and vents on warm days
  • Plant some summer flowering bulbs
  • Half hardy annuals such as ageratum, cosmea or gazania can be sown in the heated greenhouse or indoors

March Gardening Tips(Gazania from Indoor range of cushions)

 

What ever you choose to do – do something to allow you to sit/relax and entertain in the surroundings that you enjoy.

For more inspiration from our resident garden expert, take a look at Nic Howard’s website here: www.we-love-plants.co.uk


20th March 2015 may herald the start of Spring but it’s on the 29th March at 01.00am that we adjust our clocks by moving one hour forward to take advantage of the daylight saving. But why?

First we need to decide if we are moving them forward or just putting them back to where they were before we moved them back.  Some say that it all started during WW1 when clocks were put back to allow farmers earlier daylight hours for milking, some to increase the length of day as we enjoyed lighter nights due to tilt of the earth’s axis.  Some attribute it to Benjamin Franklin, who as American Envoy to France suggested the French rose earlier to economise on using candles and made the most of the natural daylight.

Whatever the reason, for me it simply signifies that summer is coming!!

Time to watch the garden re-invent itself, transform and tempt me out once again to enjoy its splendour.

Whatever the reason, don’t forget to ‘spring forward’ this year.