Hardy Gardeners for Croydon Surrey Area

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MARCH Advice for the Garden

Top 10 jobs

Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes

Protect new spring shoots from slugs

Plant summer-flowering bulbs

Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials

Top dress containers with fresh compost

Mow the lawn on dry days (if needed)

Cut back Cornus (dogwood) and Salix (willow) grown for colourful winter stems

Weeds come back in to growth - deal with them before they get out of hand

Start feeding fish and using the pond fountain; remove pond heaters

Open the greenhouse or conservatory doors and vents on warm days

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