Spring is sprung, and things are coming back to life!

It’s the most exciting time to be gardening, and there’s lots to do. Why don’t you visit Fosseway during your spring clean-out, or to buy new seeds and plants ready for the busiest season of the year?

Scroll to read our main tips and advice for spring gardening!

Top 10 things to do in March

Spraying Rose Clear Bottle Hands
Sowing and Planting at Fosseway Garden Centre

1. Protect new spring shoots from slugs
2. Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes
3. Plant summer-flowering bulbs
4. Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials
5. Top dress containers with fresh compost
6. Mow the lawn on dry days (if needed)
7. Cut back Cornus (dogwood) and Salix (willow) grown for colourful winter stems
8. Hoe and mulch weeds to keep them under control early
9. Start feeding fish and using the pond fountain; remove pond heaters
10. Prune bush and climbing roses


Bluebells Close up Spring
  • Sow hardy annuals in pots or modules
  • Sow sweet peas outside, and summer bedding plants in a heated propagator/under glass
  • Plant herbaceous perennials (early spring)
  • Plant summer-flowering bulbs after preparing soil
  • Divide hostas before they come into leaf, and hellebores and polyanthus-type primulas after flowering
  • Divide and/or plant bulbs-in-the-green, such as snowdrops and winter aconites
Foxgloves purple and white

Trees and shrubs

  • Continue to plant deciduous hedging plants, shrubs, trees and climbers
  • Plant roses in heavy soils or cold areas
  • Plant evergreen shrubs and trees (end of the month). In warmer areas, they can be moved in late March
  • Prune established bush and standard roses before leaves unfurl
  • Prune summer or late-summer flowering deciduous shrubs, but delay pruning spring-flowering shrubs until after they have flowered
  • Layer Philadelphus, Forsythia, Hydrangea, Cotinus and Lonicera to propagate.

‘Together we can grow…’

Seeds galore…

What would a trip to Fosseway be without a visit to our famous seed wall?

From our World Kitchen selection of exotic fruits and vegetables, to the Royal Horticultural Society’s brand, to the ever-popular Mr. Forthergill’s, we have seed so you can sow and grow whatever crop or flower you can imagine.

Take a trip down to Fosseway to buy some today, to explore your imagination and the limits of your gardening.

Sowing, planting, and maintenance

Plant pots terracotta slate and red

Here at Fosseway we have a wide range of pots, troughs, and other receptacles for you to plant your flowers in and display them beautifully.

We also carry multiple brands of high-quality soil and mulch.

For more information on plant protection and maintenance, see our Garden Care page.

The Potting Bench

Potting Bench for houseplants and planting Fosseway

The Potting Bench is Fosseway’s newest addition to the Plant Area.

Whether it’s planted containers, potting on, or general horticultural advice that you’re after, be sure to stop by and speak to any of our lovely, knowledgeable staff today.

We also specialise in hanging baskets, which can be customised and made to order.

Hanging basket spring


Succulents and cactuses houseplants Fosseway

Even if you are short on room or lack outdoor space, gardening is still an option here at Fosseway!

We have a growing selection of houseplants on offer: from marvellous succulents, to exotic orchids and spider plants. Come down to purchase a beautiful indoor plant today.

Orchid houseplant Fosseway

Get involved with the Royal Horticultural Society

The RHS is a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. They want to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.

Click on the images below to find out more.

RHS School Gardening
RHS Britian in Bloom
RHS National Gardening Week