Katie Rushworth's Top Three Picks for March

Katie Rushworth’s three plant picks for March are available along with advice on where to plant, conditions for care and how they’ll fit in your year round garden! 

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HELLEBORES

Why? With delicate flowers all through the winter, Hellbores are an excellent way of adding interest to your garden during the colder months.

How? Add rich organic matter such as compost or manure in the planting hole to give it the best start in your garden.

When? Spring is a great time to plant Hellebores in the garden as it will ensure it has enough time to mature before it flowers in winter.


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CLEMANTIS ALPINA

Why? I love this gorgeous climber with its fun feathery seed heads which will help add a splash of colour to your garden.

How? This variety of Clemantis prefers its roots in the shade and will need some form of trellis to grow up.

When? Plant in time to enjoy the early Spring spectacle but always remember to cut back after flowering.


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MAHONIA X MEDIA

Why? This evergreen plant displays magnificent yellow scented flowers and spiky foliage which will help add colour texture to your garden at this time of the year.

How? For best results, plant towards the middle or back of your border and grow in moist but well-drained soil.

When? Now is the perfect time to plant this very hardy shrub which flowers from February to March.


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