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Gardening Top Tips for March

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Get a head start in the garden this month with our top gardening jobs for March.
🌱Cut back any perennials and ornamental grasses to make way for new growth.
🌱Dig a layer of compost or farmyard manure into your beds, and work in a fertiliser such as chicken manure or fish, blood and bone.
🌱Plant summer flowering bulbs.
🌱Trim winter flowering heathers once they have finished flowering.
🌱Deadhead daffodils as the the flowers finish, but let the foliage die down naturally.
🌱Top dress containers with fresh compost.
🌱Cover the prepared soil of vegetable beds with polythene to warm up the soil in preparation for planting.
🌱Prune bush and climbing Roses if not done so already.
🌱Cover strawberries with a cloche to encourage earlier fruiting.
🌱Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes.
🌱Feed ericaceous shrubs such as rhododendrons and camellias with an ericaceous fertiliser.
🌱Later in the month, mow the lawn if needed with the cutting blades set on the highest setting.

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