Gardening tips for March

Gardening tips for March

Hallelujah – the first month of spring! The weather, as in just about every month of the year, can be variable… Dickens summed it up nicely: ‘It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.’ (Great Expectations)

What can you expect to see flowering?

Gloriously camellias, with blooms from white through palest pink to deepest lipstick and all against a background of dark-green, lush foliage.

● The fantastic, tulip-shaped goblets of magnolia flowers, one of the great spectacles of gardens. (There are various ways that the arrival of spring is charted and one of them is to watch seven carefully chosen magnolias in Cornwall. When each of these seven trees has 50 open blooms – spring is said to have arrived in Cornwall and England! Follow the drama at greatgardensofcornwall.co.uk)

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What to do in the garden in February

What to do in the garden in February

February can be grim… wet, windy, cold… but it’s the last month of winter, it’s staying light later, and things are stirring in the garden… // read more

Snow problem?

Snow in the garden is a lovely thing, especially when it arrives gently, on a windless night and you wake to find it coating every horizontal surface down to the narrowest twig and the tops of gateposts. The effect is transformative, turning familiar outdoor spaces into magical wonderlands.

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Top tips for transforming your garden

Battersea Flower Station Presents: Our top 10 tips for your garden  // read more