Tips for Gardeners in March from UK YouTube – London Tree Surgeons

10 Tips for Gardeners in March from the Eden Project and the best YouTube garden tips for March from UK gardeners and horticulturalist channels.

As the garden comes to life again, it’s time to prune shrubs and climbers, such as Wisteria as well as evergreen hedges.


YouTube playlist – Updated March 2017


Prune Wisteria

Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges

Prune conservatory climbers

march Tips for Gardeners in March from UK YouTube - London Tree Surgeons
march gardening tips – London Tree Surgeons

Frosts can still be a hazard, so keep vulnerable saplings and plants protected at night if a frost is forecast.

March winds are also unpredictable if planning tree work.

Weather permitting, this is the start of the planting season, from grass seed to shrubs.

You can check out the weather for London daily at London Tree Surgeons weather forecast.

Tree & Shrub work in the garden for March.

Remove frost damaged branches and deadwood from the winter. Pruning where necessary.

Prune fruit trees and bushes.

Cut back Cornus (dogwood) and Salix (willow) if growing for colourful winter stems.

Hard prune any old hedges before birds start to nest.

Prune your repeat-flowering roses and remove dead or  frost damaged wood

  • If weather is mild, plant out hardy seedlings, new  plants and any plants needing a move, new trees, hedges, climbers, roses, fruit trees, for example, apple and cherry.

Prune large-flowered clematis.

If you grow Eucalyptus for its’ blue foliage, it should be cut back hard now. The golden Catalpa and purple Cotinus can be cut back hard too in March.

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6 thoughts on “Tips for Gardeners in March from UK YouTube – London Tree Surgeons


    (March 22, 2017 - 5:52 am)

    Playlist updated for March 2017.


    (August 21, 2015 - 3:55 am)

    March video not showing? Don’t worry, the playlist updates every month. To see the March video click on the playlist menu on the video.

    camden gardener

    (February 3, 2015 - 12:10 pm)

    The Fruit Gardener’s Diary – February

    February is the time to cut back and to feed certain plants and trees in the fruit garden. Doing things at the right time of the year ensures that your crops get the best possible start in the growing season.

    February is the time to:

    Things to do:

    – Cut back raspberry canes planted in the Autumn or winter to about 6 inches
    – Blackcurrants planted during the past 4 or 5 months should be pruned back to within 2 inches of the soil
    – Feed apple and pear trees with appropriate fertilizers

    camden gardener

    (January 20, 2015 - 7:59 pm)

    camden gardener

    (January 20, 2015 - 6:34 pm)

    Flowering is in the spring (just before or as the leaves open) in some Asian species, and in mid to late summer in the American species and W. japonica.

    Once the plant is a few years old, a relatively compact, free-flowering form can be achieved by pruning off the new tendrils three times during the growing season; in June, July and August, for the northern hemisphere.

    Wisteria flowers develop in buds near the base of the previous year’s growth, so pruning back side shoots to the basal few buds in early spring can enhance the visibility of the flowers. If it is desired to control the size of the plant, the side shoots can be shortened to between 20 and 40 cm long in mid summer, and back to 10 to 20 cm in the autumn.

    Wisteria allowed to grow on houses can cause damage to gutters, downpipes, and similar structures.

    Wisteria (also spelled Wistaria or Wysteria) is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, that includes ten species of woody climbing vines native to the Eastern United States and to China, Korea, and Japan. Some species are popular ornamental plants, especially in China and Japan. An aquatic flowering plant with the common name wisteria or ‘water wisteria’ is in fact Hygrophila difformis, in the family Acanthaceae.

    Wisteria brachybotrys Siebold & Zucc.
    Wisteria brevidentata Rehder
    Wisteria floribunda (Willd.) DC. – Japanese Wisteria
    Wisteria frutescens (L.) Poir. – American Wisteria
    Wisteria macrostachya (Torr. & Gray) Nutt. ex BL Robins. & Fern. – Kentucky Wisteria
    Wisteria sinensis (Sims) DC. – Chinese Wisteria
    Wisteria venusta Rehder & Wils. – Silky Wisteria
    Wisteria villosa Rehder


    (January 20, 2015 - 2:33 pm)

    Why isn’t my wisteria flowering?

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