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March in the Garden

Pruning month for:

Roses, Buddleia, Cornus, Hydrangea and more
Plant snowdrops for next year's display
Prepare the veg plot
Sow hardier seeds and half-hardy annuals under glass

Best Shrubs and Plants for March

Forsythia

Winter flowering Honeysuckle

Forsythia a deciduous early spring flowering shrub. It is easy to grow, dependable and flowering around now. It is fully hardy, not fussy about soil or position, although it will flower best if planted in a sunny spot. Forsythia flowers appear on bare branches ahead of the leaves. It can also be trained into a  hedge. Tips on growing Forsythia.

Pulmonaria

Pulmonaria 'Blue ensign'

I plant Pulmonaria to provide early colour for me and early food for the bees. This variety, Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' is a stand out blue and there is also a lovely white variety called P. sissinghurst white. Pulmonaria is a good companion to spring flowering bulbs especially in a woodland area which is shady during the summer months. How to grow Pulmonaria.

Seed now for summer

If you are intending to grow sweet peas to have a summer display, this is also the time of the year to sow sweet peas under glass and get them going early. 

Sweet Peas are not difficult to grow from seed, and you can pick and grow your favourite varieties. This is one I grow every year Sweet pea 'High Scent' tips on growing Sweet Peas.

In the Kitchen Garden

Chillies need a long growing season, which means it is best to get sowing early. Chillies also need heat and must be sown inside with plenty of warmth and light.

They can take up to 21 days to germinate - more tips on growing Chillies.

 

Gardening ideas and inspiration

Clematis Piilu

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

Lavatera 'Barnsley'

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

Bees on Sedum

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

Onions

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

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 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.

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.

Award winning blogs

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