After an exceptionally wet February here in Lowton and Golborne (and right across the UK!) the chances are you haven’t enjoyed much gardening time lately.
In fact, you may not have had a chance to do ANY of the jobs we suggested for February – and who can blame you! With the rain and hail stones battering down and the wind howling, the best place to be has been wrapped up warm in the house, maybe dreaming of sunnier days ahead.
Now, as we enter March, let’s be optimistic that those days may arrive soon!
On the bright side, even without you tending to them, hopefully your spring bulbs are starting to come into their own now – we’ve had some lovely irises (fading already, sadly) and the daffodils are jut beginning to bloom. The wallflowers we have in containers are looking great, our Pieris Forest Flame (above) is looking spectacular and my personal favourite shrub Viburnum tinus (below) is in flower.
Elsewhere, there are signs of what’s to come. There is new growth on the roses, buds a plenty on the cherry blossom trees and the straight green shoots of the alliums are getting ever taller.
So – assuming the weather is a little kinder this month, here are some ideas for tasks to do in the garden this March.
Guard against the return of the pests!
If it dries up a bit – it may be time for the first grass cut of the season
You may be able to do your first lawn mow of the season this month – if the ground dries up a little bit, that is. for the first cut, keep the blades high. Don’t want to do it yourself? Why not ask one of the gardeners listed in our Local Directory to take the strain? We use Andy from AA Garden Services and he is great. Coming home every fortnight to a beautifully cut lawn with no mess to clear up is worth every penny in my book! It’s also a good idea to tidy up lawn edges which can really smarten up the overall appearance of your borders.
Get out those trowels
Plant some summer bulbs
Get a start on the veg patch
Give your plants a good feed to set them up for the season
Keep your Hellebores looking fantastic for longer
If you are the proud owner of some beautiful hellebores, don’t forget to keep cutting the old leaves off to really show off the blooms – it protects the plants from foliar diseases as well. Similarly, if you have winter pansies or primroses, keep dead-heading as they fade to get even more blooms.
In need of some help in your garden?
Check out the local gardening companies we have listed in our Lowton and Golborne Directory if you need help in the garden – from mowing the lawn to total landscaping projects.
About the author:
My name is Gemma. I’m the editor of Lowton & Golborne News and a very keen but amateur gardener. I mainly enjoy growing flowers in my small garden in Lowton. You can follow my garden on Instagram @gandtgarden.