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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