Garden Club March 2018
George’s Gardening Suggestions for March
- Cut back Hydrangeas, Pelargoniums and Helebores, fertilize for strong growth next season.
- For the small long flowering Crepe Myrtles you can cut dead flowers to encourage longer flowering.
- Divide strappy plants such as Lomandras, Dianellas, and Kangaroo Paws, remove dead leaves, cut off the top half and replant into moist soil.
- Bulbs can be planted from now on, start with plantings of Bluebells, Dutch Iris, Daffodils, Jonquils, and Freesias.
- Small natives grown for flowers such as Eremophilas, Grevilleas, and Callistemons can be cut back by 50% to encourage new strong growth and bountiful spring flowers.
- Apply fertilizer to your Citrus trees now.
- Prune winter flowering roses such as Lorraine Lee Remove runners from Strawberry plants.
- Begin planting Brassicas into warm moist soil - Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale.
- Garlic too can go in now.
- Plant parsley this month
Monday 19th March - Guest Speaker is Assoc. Professor David Paton - the effects of wildlife on woodland re-generation.
Our Club will hold a PLANT STALL at the Cherry Gardens Memorial Hall on Polling Day Sat. 17th March - be sure to have a look at what is on offer at very reasonable prices, and have a talk to some of our members.
From time to time, instead of bringing speakers from outside, we enjoy hearing from members of the club which is helpful in better getting to know each other. Claire drew our attention to “Mindfulness through Gardening” and Pauline showed us a pictorial presentation of her recent visits to two beautiful English gardens: The Eden project and The Lost Gardens of Helligan, both in Cornwall, UK.