Things to do in March

Plant spring flowering bulbs

Spring flowering bulbs should be planted this month. Prepare the ground to a crumbly texture and plant the bulbs tip up (except for Ranunculus which are planted 'claws' down!) As a rule, bulbs are planted to a depth that is twice their length. Water in well.

Plant garlic bulbs

It's also time to plant garlic bulbs. Split the head of garlic into individual cloves and plant tip up into a well prepared, and well drained, soil. Garlic likes to be planted about 3-5cm deep and 7cm apart. Planting garlic now will allow it to develop root and foliage over the autumn and winter, then nice plump bulbs in late spring/summer.

Tidy up the vegie patch

Remove summer crops that you are no longer harvesting from and rejuvenate the soil with compost and well rotted manure for autumn plantings. Pick up any fruit that has fallen onto the ground under fruit trees to prevent a build up of pests and diseases. 

What's in season

Calling all flower lovers! Plant your favourites now, whilst the soil is warm and reap the rewards in spring and summer. The Autumn magazine is packed full of beautiful flowers and 'This Goes With That' plant combinations, try Globe Flower Veitch's Blue with Achillea Hella Glashoff or Russian Sage and Purple Coneflower.

Diggers time saving SPEEDINGS are back and available now. Try our Complete Autumn Vegie Patch Collection, an easy all-in-one starter pack to get you growing your winter vegies or our Cottage Garden Collection to create a stunning display of flowers. 

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