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Some gentle advice when dividing your perennials

There are lots of reasons to feed your soil – improving it for better flower and crop production is one!

The worms have spent some time thinking of tasks in the garden for March. There’s quite a few to dos. For example, dividing your perennials while they still dormant. Follow our blog to get daily gardening cartoons, tasks and tips.

Gardening cartoon from the wrigglers. Dividing perennials is a job to be done while the plants are dormant, and before they wake up for Spring. The advice is to try gently dividing to start with , and when all else fails use an axe. One worm says to the other, lose th gntle approach for tougher roots

It’s March and the garden is starting to spring into life a bit. It’s still cold … the worms are making it a bit brighter with some cartoons of ‘what to do’.

If you haven’t already, take a look at our Put Pollinators First page, supporting the BBC Gardener’s World campaign to reduce the decline of insects and bees in our gardens. Join the campaign and plant some wild flowers in your garden, as well as dividing your perennials.

That’s enough from the worms, here’s some tip-top advise from the experts

Including protecting your plants from slugs advice.

Gardener’s World talk about feeding your soil

RHS talk about what to do this month – spring is in sight …

Garden Organic talk about what to plant this month

Great direction, packed full of links and further reading

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Great advice and full of quick and simple tips too, for example … don’t cut into tender plants or evergreens right now as their top growth provides insulation from penetrating cold.

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