March gardening: what to plant 


As March arrives in Warrington, it brings the promise of warmer days and the opportunity to breathe new life into your garden. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, there’s plenty to do. Here’s a breakdown of what to plant in March to ensure your garden thrives throughout the year.

Early Blooms:

  • Primroses: These cheerful flowers add a burst of colour to your garden beds.
  • Pansies: Known for their resilience, pansies come in a variety of vibrant hues.
  • Violas: Perfect for borders or containers, violas offer a delicate beauty.
  • Bulbs: Plant daffodils, tulips, and crocuses now for a stunning spring display.

Hardy Vegetables:

  • Peas: Sow directly into the soil for a fresh crop later in the season.
  • Broad Beans: These hardy beans are ideal for planting early in the year.
  • Spinach: Start seeds indoors or sow directly for an early harvest.
  • Lettuce, Radishes, and Carrots: Begin indoors and transplant for a variety of fresh produce.

Culinary Herbs:

  • Basil, Parsley, Chives, and Coriander: These kitchen essentials thrive when planted in March.
  • Indoor or Outdoor: Whether in pots on a sunny windowsill or in your garden, herbs will flourish in the increasing daylight.

Perennials and Shrubs:

  • Lavender: Plant now for fragrant blooms all summer long.
  • Roses: Choose from a variety of colors and types to suit your garden.
  • Hydrangeas: Add a pop of color with these popular flowering shrubs.

With these planting suggestions, you’re well on your way to creating a beautiful and bountiful garden. Take advantage of the March weather to get outdoors, dig in the soil, and watch your garden come to life. Happy gardening!



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