Tips and advice on garden care in March
March is the time to start getting out in your garden - whenever the weather permits - and begin preparing it for the fun of summer.
March focus: Bare root roses
Bare root roses are dormant plants, sold without any soil around their roots, these are only available in Autumn and early Spring. Planting them outside of the growing season will encourage them to establish quickly.
You’ll be rewarded with a beautiful garden full of colour and fragrance in the summer. Our bare root roses are more economical than container bought, at just £4 a stem. .
Follow our simple guide for complete guide to planting bare root roses
Grow your own: Potatoes
There’s nothing better than enjoying a freshly harvested potato straight from the ground. With our handy how to, you’ll see just how easy it is for you to have your own delicious potato crop.
It’s a great garden job for beginners, and the kids can get involved too, with a really rewarding result that’ll save you money at the supermarket!
How to grow peas in a pot
Whether your space big or small, indoors our outside, these lovely legumes are happy to grow in a variety of spots. So, watch our step by step video guide below, to find out how you can grow the perfect pea and which ones are best for you.
Fruit & vegetables
Water any pot grown fruit such as plums, peaches or olives, remember to protect blossom from frost
- Feed your blueberries with ericaceous fertiliser
- Cut Autumn fruiting raspberries to the ground
- You can start planting carrots, broad beans and radishes
- Early peas, summer cauliflower and lettuce can be sown outside under horticultural fleece
- Start sowing tender herbs indoors
- If the ground is dry enough you can do your first lawn cut of the year.
Need a new lawn mower? Take a look at our buying guide to help you choose the best one.
Trees and shrubs
Prune apple and pear trees before the buds burst into growth
- Prune and feed bushes and climbing roses
- Plant summer-blooming shrubs and vines
- Plant ornamental and evergreen trees
Beds & borders
Weed and apply mulch to flowerbeds and borders
- Cut back any remaining dead foliage on perennials or grasses
- Sow hardy annuals and wildflowers straight into the flowerbeds where you want them to bloom like sunflowers and poppies
- Start planning for warmer weather and planting your summer flowering bulbs
Nature & wildlife
Make sure that you provide clean drinking water for birds. This is especially important during cold weather, when many water sources may be frozen
- Bees are starting to emerge from their winter homes and looking for new places to nest. Make sure your garden is bee friendly and have some fun by building a bee hotel.
March garden project: Service your tools
March is a great time to give all your gardening tools a good service so they’re all ready for the busier months. Once all your plants bust into life, you want to be able to grab what you need and know it’s all clean and ready to go.
Keeping good tool hygiene will also prevent the spread of diseases, especially if they have encountered any infected plants.
Get all the help and advice you need to transform your tools with our guide.