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Contact Garden Centre

Open 7 days 9am to 5pm (winter) (Sunday 10am to 5pm)
9am to 5.30pm (summer)

Phone: 01738 860260
Email gardencentre@glendoick.com

Link to bus timetable X8, Perth, Glendoick, Dundee


Contact Cafe and Foodhall

Cafe closes 45 minutes before Garden Centre

Phone: 01738 860265
Email restaurant@glendoick.com


 

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Garden Centre Opening Times

Summer

Monday to Sunday: 9am - 5.30pm

Winter

Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Cafe closes 45 minutes before Garden Centre closing time.

Garden Opening Times 2017

1st April - 31st May
Open 7 days 10am - 4pm.

Tickets must be purchased from the garden centre till before driving up to the gardens.

Glendoick Garden Centre, Glencarse, Perth, PH2 7NS


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Ken Cox's guide to things to do in March in the garden.

Plant summer flowering bulbs, corms and tubers: 

Begonias for hanging baskets. These need to be kept indoors till May. They'll flower all summer.

Lillies you can plant them in the garden or in containers. In heavy soil plant with sand or grit at the base.

Dahlias for late summer colour. They are frost tender so plant them deep and mulch them to protect the early shoots.

Gladioli for late summer cutting.

Crocosmia  3 different colours, for hardy long lasting late summer colour.

Plant Roses

Roses dont look like much at this time of year but this is a good time to plant them. We have a good range of climbing roses in now and a limited range of other roses. David Austin Roses will be in sometime in March, depending on the weather.

Pruning Roses

In Scotland pruning roses quite late in winter is advisable so that they don’t sprout too early. Cut out old woody stems and reduce the height of tall straggly stems by 2/3rds. A 1m stem (3ft) should go back to 30cm (1ft) for example. Hybrid T roses can be pruned even harder. In really cold gardens you can leave pruning till April.

David Austin Roses

Fruit and Vegetables:

2nd Early and maincrop potatoes should be planted this month. Make sure the emerging shoots don’t get frosted by mounding up soil to cover any emerging shoots. 

Sow seeds: Sow chillies & peppers in a warm place/propagator.  Early salads can be sown now, but make sure you have some protection to keep frost off. Start sowing sweet corn, courgettes and other vegetables indoors and plant them out in May when it is warm enough. This is also the time to sow beetroot, leek, lettuce and summer cabbage.

Divide perennials 

Some perennials get congested and are best divided up every few years, or maybe yoiu jujst want some extra plants.

Just as you see the first signs of new growth. You can use two forks to prize apart stubborn clumps. With some perenials you can get almost unlimited plants. Ensure that each piece of stem has enough root. Large bits can go straight back in the ground. Small pieces are best potted.

You can divide congested clumps of snowdrops ‘in the green’ as the flowers go over.