Prepare for Springtime Planting

Shutterstock © Tulips in the garden

It’s time to think about spring in the garden, and what we might plant!

Spring time in the garden can be a most magical time, with a host of things to do. Here are some of the plants to consider growing this season…

Springtime garden plants


Daffodils, bulbs and spring flowers in pots

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Tulip, Crocus, Daffodils, Hyacinths, Dahlia, Lily, Amaryllis

Spring-planted bulbs make some of the most colourful garden flowers. These work really well in borders and pots. Make sure not to cut off their leaves when they have finished flowering.


Strawberry plant growing in a window box

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Avocados, Blueberries, Lemons, Pineapple, Apricot, Strawberries, Kiwi

Growing fruits in the UK can be difficult but not impossible, especially if you have a greenhouse, and they will definitely give your garden an edge.


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Lettuce, Cabbage, Kale, Broccoli, Turnips, Radish, Cucumber, Onions

Garden vegetables are usually planted when the soil is warm, but March can be a great time to plant cool-season vegetables that can withstand the last frosty days of the month.

You may opt to plant these vegetables directly in the soil, underneath a row cover, or in containers. For a continual harvest, plant several varieties of each.


Chives, Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley, Basil, Mint

Compliment your springtime recipes with the unmistakable flavours and fragrance of fresh, home-grown herbs this season. Dedicate a row for herbs in your garden or grow them on your kitchen windowsill for easy reach.


Bright pink Rhododendron hybridum

Look forward to some glorious colour this summer Pic: Shutterstock / KatMoys

Rhododendron, Camellia, Viburnum, Forsythia, Lilac, Azalea

Some of these bushes provide a bigger visual impact than flowers and produce blooms that are fragrant, too.

Blossom Trees

Snowy Mespilus, Hawthorn, Crab Apple, Pyrus, Flowering Dogwood, Cherry Tree

Deciduous as they may be, these trees give a year-round delight starting of course with dream-like blooms during spring.

These tips were provided by the green fingered folk ay – happy planting!

Karlie Simmonds

Karlie has worked in Digital Media for over 10 years, she is passionate about health and wellbeing and lives in Edinburgh with her partner, children, and Pug, Poppy.