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Robert’s Garden Tips
Tips and advice from our resident expert
Colin and staff would like to welcome you to Nurseries Direct.
Ayrshire’s largest independent garden centre. We pride ourselves in offering quality plants, garden essentials, furniture and gifts at competitive prices.
Grow your own...March
- Chit potatoes ready for planting at the end of the month. Chit Potatoes by placing in a frost free airy and dark place.
- Prepare the ground for planting onion sets.by digging over the soil adding soil conditioner and fertiliser.
- Plant fruit trees & bushes. Dig a hole approximately twice the size of the pot the plant came in. Mix the excavated soil with a good compost, add some bonemeal to the bottom of the hole, plant the plant by back filling the hole with the soil compost mix, firming as you go to prevent any air pockets.
- Prepare beds ready to sow cabbage, leeks &
cauliflower seeds. Prepare by digging over the soil and breaking it down until you have a fine tilth. Rake level and use the edge of the rake to form a shallow furrow in which to sow the seed. Sow thinly to cut down thinning later.
- Vegetable trans-plants now avaliable for
- Clean the greenhouse & sterilize pots, seed
trays etc. ready for the growing season. This can be done using Jeyes Fluid.
- Tomato plants will be available this month. But
will require heat in cooler weather.
In the garden...March
- This is the time of move trees, shrubs & perennials that are in the wrong position, take as large a root ball possible.
- Tidy borders, clear away debris, turn over the soil avoiding any young plant growth showing.
- Prune back large flowered Clematis , early flowering shrubs & roses to a large swelling leaf bud.
- Lift, divide with a garden fork & replant perennials such as Delphiniums, Lupins, Hostas etc
- Spray roses with Rose Clear Ultra & feed with Rose Plus, this will get them off to good start. Prevention is better than cure
- Some hardy annuals can be sown now, if the soil & weather conditions allow.
- Half hardy & tender annuals can be sown under glass & grown on to provide summer flowering bedding plants.
Plants to enjoy...March
- Clematis armandii)
This very colourful floribunda type evergreen clematis will now be full of buds.
- Viburnum tinus
This evergreen shrub is a mass of buds at the moment and has been known to still carry colour into June.
- Primula acaulis
Great for spring colour in pots and tubs or in borders.
- Forsythia intermedia Spectabilis
One of the few deciduos shrubs to give early spring colour.
- Skimmia japonica Fragrant Cloud
Buds are ready to open to produce scented flowers.
- Helleborus nigar
Is now giving a great show of white flowers. This herbaceous plant will thrive in shade and part shade.
- Magnolia stella
This compact Magnolia is full of bud in March and will open to white star shaped flowers.
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