March officially marks the end of winter. It’s time for the garden, the vegetable patch and the orchard to spring back to life! Plant new flowers and shrubs in the ornamental garden. New varieties of fruit trees in the orchard, new vegetable and aromatic plants!
Everything comes alive again, and it’s with much joy that we begin to see buds appear here and there.
There is lots of sowing to do in March, often under cover because of the cold still present, but some vegetables or other plants are hardy enough for the open ground.
The A to Z of vegetables to plant in March?
Which fruit trees to plant in March?
Small fruit shrubs: plants red fruit shrubs such as raspberries, Tayberries, Blackcurrants, White Currants. These can also be planted in pots.
May bay, an edible honeysuckle. Plant it in rich, well-drained soil. Pour a watering can of water at the bottom of the hole, then the potting soil.
Goji: prepare a light garden soil with sand, then plant following our advice to successfully plant goji. An usual plant packed with edible berries packed full of vitamin C.
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Which tree to plant in March?
March is the end of the planting season for deciduous trees such as oaks, maples and beeches and bare-rooted trees and shrubs. Evergreens and conifers such as firs, Cypress and Thuya can be planted all year round.
Which Flowers to plant in March?
Many flowers can be planted in March, seeds can be sown directly outdoors for flowers such as Cosmos, Poppy and Sweet Peas.
Hardy annuals can be sown direct outside, where they are to flower.
Silver leaved flowering shrubs can be planted in March such as lavender, rosemary, santolina and artemisia.
Echinacea purpurea: plant at the end of the month. They like sun and shelter with rich and drained soils.
Climbing plants such a Clematis and Jasmine.
Purple mallow: dig a hole 3 times the size of the foot, add compost to the substrate and then plant.
Roses: The Best time to plant roses is during their dormant season, Autumn to Early Spring.
What flowers to plant in a planter?
Many other flowers and plants can be planted in pots and planters in March. Here are some of Chipperfield’s favourites for March!
Agératum: sow warm. Our advice for hot sowing, in terrine
Pasque flower: soak the pots and paint the roots before planting the plants.
Buttercup ‘Estrella’: plant in light, non-calcareous, well drained soil, sunny exposure.