Let's Garden, gardening tips

Nature wakes up again in March, with the return of the sun. 

In the vegetable patch it is the time to plant the early varieties of potatoes, pink garlic, spring onion, asparagus, garden peas and strawberry plants in pots.  You can also start sowing plants under protective covering ( spring salads, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, turnips, leeks, red beetroot, salsify, broad beans, spinach, carrots, radish, etc..).

In the orchard the time is ripe to plants berry bushes like raspberry, currant and blackcurrant bushes.  Spray your trees with Bordeaux mixture to protect them from parasites. 

In the ornamental garden it is the moment to sow the lawn and to prune the roses and the wisteria.  It is also the best time to divide the perennials and the wilted snowdrops.  To prepare your land properly for future embankments, think of fertilizing with an organic fertilizer.  It is soon time to sow the first annual flowers under a protective over;  It is also the ideal month to plant rose trees and climbing nasturtiums and rustic annuals like cornflower, larkspur, and sweet pea...Summer flowering bushes should be cut back and hedges should be trimmed.  It is also the time to plant deciduous trees and bushes.

It is too soon to start anything growing on the balcony.  Plants in pots should continue to be protected against a late frost.

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