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Boma's 12 Gardening Tips for March

Boma's 12 Gardening Tips for March

Spring is here, and it's time to get your garden ready for the season ahead. At Boma Garden Centre, we have everything you need to make your garden thrive. Here are our top 12 gardening jobs for March:

  1. It's the perfect time for Grown Your Own planting. Boma offers a range of seedsincluding beetroot, carrots, Swiss chard, summer cauliflower, kohl rabi, lettuce, leeks, radish, turnip, spring and pickling onions, peas and perpetual spinach. Search online or pop in to pick from our full range of Grow Your Own plants.

  2. Plant onion sets and cover them with netting to keep pigeons away. Our onion sets are high-quality and perfect for planting this month.

  3. Start growing tomatoes and chilli peppers from seed. We have a great selection of seeds to choose from, and our experts can help you get started.

  4. Plant gladioli, lilies, and dahlias in pots indoors. Our range of high-quality bulbs will ensure a beautiful display come late spring.

  5. Deadhead faded daffodils and leave the foliage to die back naturally. We have a great selection of gardening tools to help you get the job done.

  6. Dig up big clumps of snowdrops, split them, and replant smaller clumps to encourage spreading.

  7. Prune your bush roses, removing any dead or crossing branches, and shorten the remaining stems by a third. Boma has a large selection of pruning Secateurs 

  8. Prune mophead hydrangeas by cutting all flowered stems back to just above the first strong buds below the dried flowerheads.

  9. Cut back shrubby dogwoods to 15cm above ground level to promote new, brightly coloured stems.

  10. Mulch fruit trees with compost or well-rotted farmyard manure, keeping the mulch clear of the trunks to prevent rotting.

  11. Move deciduous shrubs and trees this month before they start to put on new leaves. Our experts can help you with the process.

  12. Top dress shrubs in pots by removing the top 5cm of old compost and replacing it with fresh compost. We have a great selection of compost to choose from.

At Boma Garden Centre, we're here to help you make the most of your garden this spring. Our range of plants, seeds, and garden tools is unmatched, and our experts are always on hand to offer advice and guidance. Come and visit us today to see our full range of products and start your gardening journey!

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