We are greeting spring with open arms, but as normal, March has thrown every possible weather element at us. Snow drops and spring bulbs are soldiering on bringing stretches of colour to our gardens.
It is the perfect time to give your perennials a little trim before the new growth becomes advanced, this includes your Bush and Shrub varieties of Roses, as well as Buddleias, Honeysuckles and Hydrangeas. It is also your last chance to prune your Wisteria, which is vital to ensure it keeps flowering throughout the summer.
When your spring bulbs begin to die back tie or tidy their leaves, do not cut them back as they are needed for photosynthesis to ensure next year’s flowers bloom. Wait till they are no longer green. March is still a bit too early in the year to begin planting due to the risk of frost, but you can begin to plant summer bulbs such as Alliums to keep your garden in colour.
As the month warms up, you should begin to plant your bulbs for summer displays including, Dahlia’s, Lilies, Freesias, Gladioli as well as many more. But do make sure that you protect your Dahlia’s from any frost.
Have a sprouting spring!
Willie The Worm