It’s March and after rather a lot of surprise snow this month, let’s get down to spring! The spring equinox and clocks going forward mean more daylight, more time to enjoy the outdoors and hopefully more sunshine. The daffodils, crocus and tulips are coming out and the trees are starting to blossom. It’s time to get out in the garden and start enjoying its delights.
Look out for...
Euphorbia characias subsp wulfenii –striking focal point specimen plant with evergreen leaves and round flowerheads
Magnolias – starting to bud and flower into impressive displays
Forsythia – beautiful yellow flowers appearing now before the coming green leaves
Hellebore augutifolia – pale green flowers and attractive foliage
Good time to...
Start mowing lawns
Plant summer-flowering bulbs
Mulch beds to feed soil and suppress weeds
Gardens in the news
Help protect hedgehogs in the gardens with Hedgehog Street The site has tips on helping hedgehogs get around and thrive, by making gardens interlinked so hedgehogs can access a wide variety of insects and avoid hazards.
See these amazing pictures of ancient trees around the world.
Some truly stunning images of nature in the winning photos of International Garden Photographer of the Year
The Urban Gardeners have been busy working on a number of new planting jobs – from completely new planting schemes, to adding to existing beds and borders.