If you’re wondering what blooms in March in my garden read on … Isn’t it exciting to see the garden come to life again! The drab beige blahs are slowly being replaced by the bright yellow daffodils. While primulas and primroses in all of their garish shades shout out for attention at our feet. I think it’s the time of year when many of us can easily get away with spring colour clashes. Indeed we’re just so glad to see colour in the garden …no matter what!
So what blooms in March?
The main feature as you arrive at the garden is the Corylus contorta. It has at least 500 plus lime green male catkins hanging against a gnarled silhouette of bare twisted stems. While there are lots of clumps of ‘Tete a Tete’ daffodils all over the borders. These ones have a carpet of Euporbia myrsinites at their feet. Most of my daffodils in this part of the garden are low growing ones as it always seems to be quite windy at this time of year. Especially with the equinox being not too far away. Growing smaller daffodils means less broken stems from wind damage. In addition it means less untidy dying leaves to look at after once they have finished flowering.
A windswept Daphne mezereum leans ever so slightly due to being planted in quite an exposed spot. It grows beside a backdrop of Helleborus niger ‘Dewey’s White’ with its pink spotted inner petals. (By the way you won’t find Dewey’s White in the retail trade).
Pulmonarias are all over the garden with my favourites just now being Pulmonaria Raspberry Ripple right photo and a very large clump of Pulmonaria Diane Clare left photo. If you want a Pulmonaria to make a big impression in your spring border then go for ‘Diane Clare’ – it really does grow large and those silver leaves are so eye catching especially in a semi shaded spot.
Hellebores…and if you remember back on 15th November 2011 the Lenten Rose in the top right photo was featured back then. It’s still flowering its little heart out four months later.
Isn’t this colour combination just amazing from these little crocus blooms. This is one of my favourite crocus bulbs in the garden.
I have lots of primroses and primula in the garden. They grow in an array of colours but none can compare to the buttery yellow blooms from Primrose Emily. This primrose is reliable and grows year after year no matter how severe the winter.
Finally just to add that the first of the tulips, forsythia and drumstick primulas will soon be in flower too.
Rosie is based in Perth, Perthshire as a garden photographer, writer and nature lover. She enjoys soaking up nature in her own garden and is easily distracted from doing the weeding by anything that flutters, flies, buzzes, creeps or crawls! She enjoys sharing the beauty of creation through her photography. Rosie has been featured on TV on BBC2's The Beechgrove Garden and she uses the Scottish outdoors as her natural light studio. Her work can be seen at the only photographic gallery in Scotland - Close Gallery, 4b Howe Street, Edinburgh.