March is the time when spring begins to take hold, and your English country garden may start showing signs of new growth and life.
Here are some things you can do in your English country garden in March:
Prune shrubs and trees: March is an excellent time to prune any dead or damaged branches of shrubs and trees. This will encourage healthy new growth and help to shape the plant.
Start seeds indoors: If you have a greenhouse or a sunny windowsill, you can start seeds indoors for plants such as tomatoes, peppers, and herbs.
Clear out debris: Remove any fallen leaves or other debris from your garden beds to prevent the spread of disease and pests.
Prepare soil: March is a good time to prepare your soil for planting. You can add compost or other organic matter to enrich the soil and improve drainage.
Check for pests and diseases: Take some time to inspect your plants for signs of pests or diseases. Early detection can help prevent the spread of problems.
Start weeding: Begin to weed your garden beds to remove any unwanted plants before they have a chance to grow.
Enjoy the early blooms: March is the time when some early bloomers such as snowdrops, hellebores, and crocuses start to appear. Take some time to enjoy these first signs of spring in your garden.