In The Fruit Garden In March
Use horticultural fleece or a screen to protect the blossoms of apricots, peaches and nectarines.
Cover strawberries with a cloche. This encourages earlier fruiting!
Rhubarb can be mulched with a thick layer of well-rotted manure. This will keep it healthy and reduce water loss.
Feed blueberry plants with an ericaceous fertiliser.
Mulch fruit trees with well-rotted manure or compost. Do not mound mulch around the trunk!
- Prune and feed roses now. Feed with a special rose feed or fertiliser as they come into growth.
- Dig a 5cm layer of compost, well-rotted manure or green waste into vegetable beds. This will get them ready for the growing season!
- Mulch fruit trees with well-rotted manure or compost. Do not mound mulch around the trunk!
- Lay new turf when the ground isn't frozen or waterlogged.
- There is still a lack of food in the wild so keep those bird feeders and trays topped up!