Top Jobs For March

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  1. Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes.
  2. Protect new spring shoots from slugs.
  3. Plant summer flowering bulbs.
  4. Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials.
  5. Top dress containers with fresh compost.
  6. Mow the lawn on dry days if needed.
  7. Cut back Cornus (Dogwood) and Salix (Willow) so that the colourful stems will be produced for next winter.
  8. Prune winter flowering Jasmine once the flowers have faded.
  9. Sorry but you will need to start weeding now and get on top of them before they get out of hand.
  10. Start feeding fish and using the pond fountain and remove pond heaters as the very hard frosts should be over by now but the less hard frosts will still be around for a bit, keep an eye on the weather forecasts to decide when to remove the pond heater.
  11. Open the greenhouse or conservatory doors and vents on warm days.