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Community | 9th March 2023
 

Time to spring into action to ensure your summer garden looks stunning!

 
 
Daffs in the garden at Tinnisburn
 

The arrival of March means some astute planning – and plenty of elbow grease – is required to get the very best out of your beds and borders, writes HELEN KNOWLES

Meteorological spring started on March 1 – but at times it’s feeling far from spring-like with a definite chill in the air, freezing temperatures overnight and the threat of snow!

But that is so typical of March. Hopefully by the time we reach astronomical spring March 20, things will be a little more settled.

At least the early spring flowers are hardy types that can cope with the changeable weather. The snowdrops have been fantastic this year and now that the flowers are starting to fade it’s time to lift, divide and replant some of the clumps that have become congested.

Separating the bulbs and re-planting in groups of five or so works really well, and they soon bulk up. Plant them nice and deep: at least twice the depth of the bulb is recommended, but I usually put them in to the depth of a trowel blade.

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