It may not feel it right now, but the garden is waking up from a Winter slumber. Take a look at all the new green shoots pushing through, and the formed buds.  Now is the time to start attending to the border, haul out the rusty lawnmover and pull up the early weeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring clean the greenhouse to remove grime and algae; this helps reduce the incidence of pests and lets more light reach the seedlings.

 

Sow hardy annuals such as nasturtiums and poppies

 

Clean pots before potting new display plants

 

Do some early weeding to catch the young weedlings

 

Deadhead spring flowers and winter bedding plants so they don’t seed

 

Your roses and shrubs will thank you for a little fertiliser

 

Throw native wildflower seeds at dead spaces and allow for a bee-friendly wildflower area

 

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Check for aphid infestations and deal with before they multiply

 

Plant roses and climbers. Please shop local at Lomond, Oakwood or Benview Garden Centres when buying plants. #shoplocal #localbusiness

 

Haul the lawnmower out of the shed and empty any stale fuel that has been left in over the winter

 

Book lawnmowers and garden hand tools in for a service to ensure they are working well when Spring has truly sprung. Local family company Fraser C. Robb come highly recommended.

 

Give erinaceous shrubs (rhodos, camellias, azaleas) a fix with some erinaceous fertiliser.

 

Plant summer flowering bulbs

 

Finish pruning roses in early March

 

Read some gardening blogs for inspiration and plan for long summer evenings ahead.

 

 

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