Lift and divide overgrown clumps of herbaceous perennials that were not split in the Autumn.
Overcrowded clumps of snowdrops and winter aconites can be lifted and divided after they have finished flowering.
Shrubs can be moved now and should re-establish quickly.
Now is an ideal time to feed plants with a balanced fertiliser such as fish, blood and bone or Growmore.
Plant first early potatoes outside. This was traditionally done on Good Friday, but late March is a better guide.
Lettuce, rocket, carrots and peas can be sown outside when the soiled has warmed up. Glasshouse vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes and sweet peppers can be sown as well.
Rake lawns with a spring-tine rake to remove any moss and thatch (dead grass).
This is the last chance to prune wisteria before it starts to grow, as well as removing vigorous growth, this creates the spurs (short stumps) that bear the fat flower buds.
Put a layer of sharp grit around the crowns of hostas and other perennials to help deter slugs.
Dead head daffodils but allow foliage to die down naturally.
Make sure there is fresh water and food sources for the wild birds that come into your garden.
Related gardening tips by Wellie:
- Gardening Tips for March from Wellie
- Gardening Tips for February from Wellie
- Gardening Tips for January from Wellie
- Gardening Tips for December from Wellie
- Gardening Tips for November from Wellie
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