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Gardening this weekend? Here are some ideas …

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

The worms have spent some time thinking of tasks in the garden this week … to dos for March, if you like. Try some of them this weekend. Or just read the cartoons for fun … and if you like them, follow our blog to get daily gardening cartoons, tasks and tips.

  • March is the time to start controlling your weeds. This cartoon tells you that you can contro them by picking weeds or supressing them with sheets. The image is aof a worm being picked up wiuth a weed by a rubber gloved hand. The worm says, I am not a weed
  • Some plants like an ericaceous compost. In this cartoon two worms are looking at a bag of ericaceous compost, one says, 'Can we make that?" The other work says,we can, don't be so ericautious
  • Some plants like an ericaceous compost. In this cartoon two worms are looking at a bag of ericaceous compost, one says, 'Can we make that?" The other work says,we can, don't be so ericautious
  • Tip on grwoing starwberries in a hanging basket to keep them away from the slugs. The cartoon is of two slugs looking at the hanging basket, one slug says, "What are you thinking?" The other slug says, "With 23 thousand slugs in a pyramid, we could be having strawberries for tea."
  • March is still a cold month, so if growing plants or protecting seeds outside it is a good idea to have a cold frame. This is a cold frame cartoon, with one worm in a cold frame and the other outsdie, with frost on its nose. The worm in the cold frame says, "It's a cold frame" The other worm says, No good, I'm looking for somewhere warmer to hang out"
  • If using a cold frame you need to take in your plants and flowers if there is a threat of frost. This cartoon is of two worms in an empty cold frame. One work asks, "where have a ll the flowers gone?" The other answers "Pete Seeger and Joe Hickerson?" Tinking it was a question on who wrote the famous song ...
  • This a cartoon about deadheading adffodils once they start to set seed. One worm sys" How fickleThey adore these plants for weeks then rip their heads off"

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’.

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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

Year-round garden pruning guide

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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