Welcome to the GardenAdvice gardening calendar for the 3rd week in March 2014
With an early spring underway its hopefully going to be a long gardening year. All we need now is the promised finer weather over he next few days to continue. If you are considering a garden project or need some additional help with your garden have a look at our MyGardenTeam service its designed to provide you with your own personal gardening expert online, by phone and by garden visit follow this link for more information http://www.gardenadvice.co.uk/my-garden-team
- If you are looking for a crop thats slightly different this year try melons. Not as hard to grow as they sound they can be grow in a cold glasshouse and as they grow in the roof do not take up much space and provide summer shade for othe crops. For further infomation follow this link http://www.gardenadvice.co.uk/howto/greenhouse/melon/
- unwrap your winter protected plants such as tree ferns and other tender plants make sure they are not damaged by fungal diseases and if you find they are then treat with a sulfur powder to stop the disease spreading. With tree ferns check the crowns are still firm. Removing the winter protection will enable the plants to dry out but just in case it turns frosty keep some protective fleece available to cover them up on frosty nights.