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Published 1 March 2019
Jobs to do in your garden this March. Have a look below to see what you could be doing as the calendars start their slow turn to the warmer months.
Can you believe it's March already? Here at Ideal World we have the top tips for you to get busy in the garden and make sure you have wonderful outdoor spaces all year round.
Strawberries are the quintessential summer fruit and now is the time to plant them for a feast of mouth watering, sweet, juicy berries that will be ready for picking in summer.Plants will grow quickly if planted in a sunny spot. Their pretty white springs flowers will turn into heavy yields of fruit that will ripen to perfection – the taste of these home grown berries will be far better than anything you can buy in the supermarkets.There are lots of cracking strawberry varieties available. ‘Cambridge Favourite’ produces huge crops and is often grown on pick your own farms, while ‘Sweetheart’ has conical sweet, juicy. ‘Elsanta’ is the most widely grown commercial strawberry in this country for good reason – it boasts heavy crops of large fruit. Growing strawberries is easy. Plant 45cm apart in well-drained fertile soil, that’s been improved with shredded horse manure or garden compost. Alternatively plant several in an EasyFill hanging basket or individually in 20cm pots filled with Premium Professional Compost.