Despite the cool weather it's time to get busy

It might not feel like it just yet but spring is here so it's the time to get out in the garden; prepare the seed beds and perhaps have a good old fashioned sort out. 

March 2020 - Wolf Garten Tool of the Month Feature

Here are this month's top ten jobs (according to Royal Horticultural Society):

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


With the looming global pandemic and a general sense of anxiety sweeping through the nation we thought it apt to choose one of the most therapeutic tasks to feature our tool of the month for march, pruning your roses!


A joyous task to occupy you in the garden and one that can be done in blessed self isolation. For best results you should prune back your roses quite severely to encourage new growth and flowers. So don your gloves and get started. We want everyone to get out into their garden and get pruning so have chosen a very affordable pair for the march 2020 tool of the month.

The Wolf Garten General Purpose Bypass Secateurs are lightweight with a non-stick coated blade and have a cutting diameter of 19mm. A great choice for general light pruning. Read more about this model.

If you're looking for a more robust pair or are just unsure of which pair would be best for your needs then read our article on how to choose the right model of secateurs