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Mon-Fri  9.00am - 7.00pm
Sat 9.00am - 5.30pm
Sun 10.30am - 4.30pm
Forest Lodge Garden Centre for great value and garden inspiration


  • Finish off pruning roses, then feed with a good quality rose fertiliser such as Toprose.
  • Top up the mulch on beds where needed before the weather gets warm and the weeds get going. Bark, soil conditioner or home garden compost are all ideal.
  • Plant bare-root fruit bushes, and apply rich compost or manure to existing bushes and canes.
  • In sheltered areas plant early crop potatoes, shallots and garlic.
  • Plant out hardy herbs like mint, sage, oregano and thyme.
  • Lay new turf when there is no frost or prepare the ground now ready for sowing grass seed next month.
  • Sow broad bean seeds along with carrots, lettuce, parsnips and spinach.
  • Protect new shoots form slugs with our wide range of deterrents including traps, barrier repellents or wildlife friendly pellets.
  • Now is the time for planting perennials and shrubs and summer flowering bulbs. It is also a good time for feeding herbaceous borders. You can gently hoe in an organic fertiliser like Vitax Q4 or Growmore.
  • Harvest any winter vegetables such as brussel sprouts, leeks and kale.
  • Deadhead daffodils as the flowers fade and feed with a good quality fertiliser such as Vitax Q4 or Phostrogen. Always wait for the whole plant to die down before removing the leaves.
  • Re-pot house plants if the roots are visibly pushing through the drainage holes.
  • Cut down those bright stems on cornus and salix, almost to ground level to ensure they produce the best colour for next year.
  • Keep feeding the birds as they need to put on the weight lost during the winter months.
Forest Lodge Garden Centre is part of the Haskins family business, which includes Birdworld and Garden Style