CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Hertfordshire Life today CLICK HERE

Spring colour: 5 flowers that will bloom in March

PUBLISHED: 11:15 07 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:15 07 February 2018

No March garden would be complete without daffodils

No March garden would be complete without daffodils

Archant

Add colour to your garden now with the top flowers of March and this season will be all the brighter

March is the month we’ve all been waiting for – spring has officially arrived. We look forward to warmer days, but snow, frost, or torrential rain are not unusual. There is no way of knowing what is heading our way, but one thing is for sure: the flowers belonging to this month can cope with anything and promise to add colour and that feeling of spring, whatever the weather.

It’s an exciting time for gardeners with garden centres and nurseries filling their shelves with bright and cheery spring flowers. Pansies and primulas are at the front of the queue when it comes to colour choice. However, no March garden would be complete without daffodils. The daffodil has long been a symbol of new beginnings and the start of spring. There’s hundreds of different daffodils to choose from, but if space is an issue, look no further than the dwarf daffodil ‘Tete a Tete’. Plant it with blue muscari and your pots and window boxes will offer weeks of colour. Although the bulbs of these plants should be planted in autumn, they can be bought as potted plants now.

DaffodilsDaffodils

For a shady spot that needs some cheer, hellebores bring undeniable sparkle. These perennials will offer years of interest and in time spread. Choose an area of dappled shade with a well-drained soil for success. Enjoying the same conditions are the snake’s head fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris). Again, a bulb that can be planted in autumn, but plants are also available now. These dainty plants will seed in time and create natural drifts through the border. Both shade lovers will provide valuable early nectar for bees.

HelleboresHellebores

Anemones are also a popular choice for dappled shade. There are many different types of anemones, but the ones that bring early spring cheer and thrive under deciduous shrubs are the Amenome nemorosas. The flowers range from pure white to soft pink and pale blue. A favourite is the double white ‘Vestal’ and like all the other woodland anemones, produces flowers just a few centimetres from the ground.

AnemoneAnemone

Moving from ground level to eye level there are many spring flowering shrubs to add to your borders. Some camellias will be in flower as early as February, but most come into their own in March. Camellias need an ericaceous compost if growing in pots or an acid soil if planted in the garden. White, red, and pink flowers are for the taking, but a popular and reliable choice is the pink flowering Camellia ‘Donation’.

CamelliaCamellia

Chaenomeles (flowering quince) also offer colour this month and make wonderful wall shrubs. The pink, red or white flowers appear before the foliage. For apple blossom pink flowers choose Chaenomeles speciosa ‘Moerloosei’. If daffodil yellow is more your colour, then forsythia will fit the bill. This popular shrub will grow in nearly any aspect or type of soil and eventually reaches 1.5m.

Spend a little time and effort on your garden now and the results will offer you so much pleasure. The gardening season is underway so dust off your trowel and join in the fun.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hertfordshire visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hertfordshire staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hertfordshire account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Homes & Gardens

Monday, October 8, 2018

A 16th century farmhouse gave a father and daughter the chance to both fulfil childhood dreams

Read more
October 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

As we head into Autumn, the change in season is all around us. From the leaves on the trees turning burnt orange and fiery red, to dark mornings and nights bookending our days. As we put the clocks back an hour to battle the darkness, here’s some top tips on how you can keep your home warm and costs down this Autumn.

Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Nine bedroom Georgian country house for sale

Read more
September 2018
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Ten years in the making, this remarkable home in the former orchard of St Albans Cathedral is as bespoke as a property can be. It had Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud reeling

Read more
September 2018
Friday, August 31, 2018

Rural energy provider, Calor, gives some top tips for homeowners wanting to make their houses cosy and warm in time for the colder months.

Read more
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

How to tackle one of the most invasive plant species in the UK has resulted in innovative solutions, writes Charlotte Hussey of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Read more
August 2018

Owned by the same family for generations on the historic Moor Place estate at Much Hadham, Yew Tree House and its current remarkable owner are full of stories

Read more
August 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018

Buy a raffle ticket and you could be the owner of your own manor house

Read more
August 2018

In an idyllic little world of its own, inspirational eco-home Thrift Cottage in Burnham Green shows that living with nature can come, well, naturally

Read more
July 2018
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Residential property company heylo recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging its commitment to fair treatment and support to the Armed Forces community, including regulars, reserves, veterans and their families. The signing took place in a ceremony held at Wellington Barracks

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy



Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Local Business Directory

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search