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The Sunday Gardener's March Calender with tips what to do in the garden this month, what to prune and what to do in the veg plot. Seasonal advice and ideas

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    Best Plants and Shrubs for March

    Clematis armandii

    White scented Clematis armandii

    If you have the right growing conditions,  namely sheltered and away from cold winds, Clematis armandii is a lovely. It has pale scented flowers, with large almost waxy leaves and flowers predominantly in March and April. There is also an attractive pink variety C. armandii ' Apple Blossom' - Growing tips.

    Forsythia

    Bright yellow Forsythia

    Popular and widely grown is spring flowering Forsythia . It tends to get downgraded because it is so common, but it is a cheerful welcome sight and easy to grow.  The flowers  bloom ahead of the leaves and Forsythia makes an attractive shrub which can be planted to make a colourful hedge.

    Wildlife this month

    bee feeding on Hellebore

    On mild days, solitary bees will emerge looking for food. At these times the early flowering spring plants play an important part. Hellebores are a great source of early food for the bees and a few clumps will attract the solitary bees into your garden. The best for bees are the simple, non-double varieties

    Peiris

    Pieris japoncia

    Pieris is striking, with strong red colour on the new growth which fades to become more pale over time, Pieris is an easy to grow evergreen shrub. It has lovely white flowers after the foliage and is an ideal, low maintenance, colourful shrub. It is unfussy as to conditions except the need for an acid soil.

    Gardening ideas and inspiration

    Flowering plants

    Clematis Piilu

    Easy to grow Spring and Summer flowering plants, advice as to the best climbing and scented plants.

    Shrubs and Bushes

    Lavatera 'Barnsley'

    Ideas for the Best Evergreen shrubs, Spring and Summer Flowering shrubs and fast growing shrubs.

    Wildlife Garden

    Bees on Sedum

    Advice on plants to attract bees and butterflies into your garden. Check out the 10 Best wildlife friendly plants and shrubs.

    Grow your Own Veg

    Onions

    How to grow your own veg, including  growing from seed and the best veg for growing in containers

    Gardening Calendar

    gloves and secateurs essential gardening kit

    A month by month guide with advice and top tips what to do in the garden each month. Seasonal monthly advice in the Sunday Gardener's Newsletter.

    Garden Ponds

    Garden Pond with lilies in the rain

    An easy step-by-step guide with illustrations on how to build a pond, choosing a pond liner, and attracting wildlife to your pond.

    Gardening tips

    Snails on a Hosta

    Pages of gardening tips including how to get rid of slugs and snails, what does frost hardy mean, when to use the Chelsea Chop and much more.

    TSG Blog

    Award winning blogs

    Regular posts with gardening chat on the Sunday Gardener's award winning blog, including visitors questions.

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