Gardening in March

  • This is a good time to plant hedging such as beech, laurel, privet etc.  Prepare the ground by digging thoroughly and adding some compost if soil is poor or heavy clay.

  • Now is a good time to move plants in the wrong place. Don't forget to water well during dry spells . Treat as a new plant.

  • Cut back ornamental grasses before they start to grow.

  • Divide clumps of herbaceous perennials.

  • Start chitting (sprouting) seed potatoes. Place them in a light but frost-free place.

  • Prune apple and pear trees to keep them tidy.