Prepare for Springtime planting


garden planting

As the winter months end, 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, as we have spoken about in previous gardening posts.  Our DC Thomson online shop is full of lots of wonderful plants ready for you to choose.  Here are some of the plants to consider growing in your garden this season:

Bulbs:

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

Spring-planted bulbs make some of the most colourful garden flowers. Make sure not to cut off their leaves when they have finished flowering.

 

Fruits:

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

Growing fruits in the UK can be difficult but not impossible, and it will definitely give your garden an edge.

 

Vegetables:

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.

planting in garden

Herbs:

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.

 

Shrubs:

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 BillyOh.com – happy planting to you all!

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.

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