March blog

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With the fabulous weather we are having at the moment its time to get out in the garden and prepare for the surge of growth that comes with the onset of Spring. Now is the time to prune back buddleias and the clematis that flowered in late summer,  pot up dahlia tubers, plant gladioli corms, divide kniphofias. hostas, day lillies, delphiniums and agapanthus and plant alpines.

If all this seems overwhelming just head off to a local garden centre or nursery and see whats for sale: an aunt of mine once said that if you buy a plant or two each month that is about to flower, you will have an all year round display of flowers or plants !

Of course the instructions on seed packets give you advice on the best time to sow seeds, indoor and out, so if you are fortunate enough to have a greenhouse of warm windowsill, now is the time to start sowing veg and flowering plants ready for the summer. 

If you do nothing else this March - please do come along to out inaugural meeting. We are hoping we can meet a range of people from new gardeners to experienced and knowledgable horticulturalist who can help us with our gardening network and set us on a fruitful and productive path for the future.