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Gardening tips for March from Peacehaven Horticultural Society

Peacehaven Horticultural Society shares its top tips for March in the garden covering spring shoots; veg planting; perennials; sowing seeds and roses.

If you have have new spring shoots don't forget to protect them from slugs. Chit early and maincrop potatoes, and you can now plant asparagus crowns, shallots, onion sets and early potatoes.

Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials. When the weather is mild you can sow the following outdoors: broad beans, carrots, beetroot, parsnips, onions, lettuce, radish, peas, spinach, summer cabbage, leeks, salad leaves, turnip and summer cauliflower.

Don't forget to protect early outdoor showings with fleece and polythene. Sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery and aubergines can be sown indoors. Prune bush and climbing roses.

You can also plant summer flowering bulbs. If you have dogwood and willow now is the time to cut back.

Happy Gardening!

Alison Standing. Peacehaven Horticultural Society. For more information go to:


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