Jobs to Do in the Garden in March

March is a wonderful time to get out in the garden. The snowdrops are beginning to fade and the daffodils have begun to poke through. You may see a riot of colour in the form of tulips and roses will be beginning to bud. A lot of plants that lay dormant over the winter months will now be waking up and the promise of a garden full of interest awaits.

There are a lot of jobs to do in the garden in March, here are a few to get you started. Of course some depend on where you are in the UK, as the south will be a few degrees warmer than the North.

Move Plants and Trees …


If you didn’t get round to moving plants and trees in autumn, now is the time to do it before they start to blossom.

Prepare the Vegetable Patch …

You’ll soon be planting a lot of fruit and veg in the veggie patch. March is the best month to prepare as the ground shouldn’t be frozen and weeds have yet to make an appearance. Hire a rotivator to make the job easier or get fit using a lot of elbow grease. Your hard work will pay off when you harvest your own produce in the summer or autumn.

Plant vegetables …

Peas, carrots, parsnips, Kale, cabbages, broad beans can all be planted outside now. You can also start off many fruits and vegetables inside, to get them ready to plant out once the risk of frost has gone.

Get Ready for Outdoor Entertaining …


If you’ve not already enjoyed an unseasonably warm day outside it is on its way.

March is the month when we do venture outside to enjoy the occasional coffee on a morning. There’s little worse than taking a perch on last year’s garden furniture only to find it wet, soggy, rusting and rotting. Treat yourself to some new garden furniture this month to get ready for the inevitable outdoor entertaining.

Trim Roses and Dead Wood …

As the new shoots take root, you’ll notice a lot of dead wood, branches and spears from plants that have died back over the winter. Now is the time to trim these back and to give the new shoots light to flourish.

Dust Off Old Furniture …

If you have a collection of good quality garden furniture, now is the time to dust this off and to give it a wash ready for the summer. You can revamp old garden furniture by painting it or treating it with oil, while you can paint metal furniture using outdoor metallic spray paints or hammerite.

March is one of our favourite months of the year in the garden as it holds so much promise.

choosing a quality conservatory suite

What to look for in a quality Conservatory Suite …

In the lead up to Christmas – and even in the weeks after the seasonal festivities – many people decide to change their conservatory suite.

It has become a bit of a consumer trend, for want of a better phrase, as people use the festive season as an excuse for a bit of a change going into the New Year.

As you may well know we have a huge range of conservatory furniture and much of our time both online and in our Showroom is spent in promoting this to prospective buyers at this time of year.

And, as we’re sure you already know the choice out there is staggering so the final decision is, more often than not, around the price and the quality of the conservatory suite you’re buying.

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Garden Structures – plan now for 2018!

Garden structures can transform a garden in an instant while making the most of your outdoor space. The right garden structure can turn your garden into an additional room, an extension of your home.

But like any project around the home it is essential to get the planning right before you proceed as there are a number of factors to consider here.

How do you choose the right garden structure for your garden? What do you need to consider before buying a shed, gazebo, pagoda or log cabin? Here are some tips and advice on choosing the right garden building for your home.


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How to create a cosy conservatory space

How to create a cosy conservatory space …

As we say goodbye to summer and welcome September, the idea of a comfortable and functional conservatory is all the more appealing as we cling to summer for as long as we can.

The adaptability of conservatories is perhaps their greatest asset, providing the home with an extra space to relax, dine, work or nap. While the weather becomes cooler and the days shorter, now is the time to make the most of your inside/outside room and prepare it for winter, so you can still make use out of it whatever the weather.

When it comes to reinvigorating this often forgotten space, it can be difficult to get inspired – so in today’s post, we’ll be taking you through a number of ways you can prepare for autumn and winter, designing a cosy conservatory for the months ahead.

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