Weather Report March 2018
Here at the nursery in Sussex Spring is well on it's way. A few plants suffered with the freezing temperatures of late February, but most of them have recovered well; the daffs are standing tall and cheerful again! Spring is an exciting time for gardeners as plants begin to spring in to life. There's lots of jobs to get on with, planning for the season ahead and starting pest control early will give your garden or allotment the best chance.
The soil temperature here is hovering around 9degreesC, making it suitable for the application of nematodes. Most nematodes need 6 degrees or above to be effective. If you had problems last year with pests such as vine weevil, leatherjackets, slugs or other soft bodied soil pests, then nematodes can be applied when the soil temperature is suitable where you are.If you don't have a soil thermometer then you can purchase one on our website - or you can keep an eye on your grass. A good rule of thumb is that when the grass begins to grow then it's warm enough to be using nematodes.
Why we have this page
One of the things that makes gardening in the UK so interesting is that the weather is so variable from year to year. The weather affects the order that plants come out, and it can cause great disruption when we have extreme conditions such as frosts, floods, or drought. Weather conditions are also crucial to plant pests, and every year we are faced with different problems. So we thought we'd comment on the weather we've been seeing at our nursery and what effect it has had on the common plant pests.
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