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Smart way to smarten up your pots and containers

There are lots of tasks to start in March, here’s one for the The Wrigglers

The worms have spent some time thinking of tasks in the garden for March. There’s quite a few to dos. For example, rejuvenating your container soil with a little top-dressing. Follow our blog to get daily gardening cartoons, tasks and tips.

March is the time to smarten up your pots - refresh the soil on the top layer, for example. The cartoon is of two worms having dressed up for the occasion, one is wearing a bow tie, the other a 'wormsie'

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 top-dressing your pots.

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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