Best Plants For Spring
Charles Walton reveals the best plants to invest in this season:
Bulbs (tulips, crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths, dahlias, lilies, amaryllises)
Spring bulbs make for the most colourful flowers. Don't cut off their leaves when they have finished flowering.
Shrubs (rhododendrons, camellias, viburnums, forsythias, lilacs, azaleas)
Certain bushes make an even bigger impact than flowers, and their blooms are often fragrant, too.
Blossom trees (snowy mespilus, hawthorn, crab apple, pyrus, flowering dogwood, cherry tree)
Though deciduous, these trees give year-round delight, starting with dreamy blooms during spring.
Vegetables (lettuces, cabbages, kale, broccoli, turnips, radishes, cucumbers, onions)
It's best to plant a kitchen garden when the soil is warm, but March is a good time to plant cooler-season vegetables that can withstand that last of the winter frost. You can plant these crops directly in the soil, underneath a row cover, or in containers. Plant several varieties of each for a continuous harvest.