March is the month that every gardener awaits patiently, with its longer, lighter days promising the beginning of the growing season. In one of the busiest months in the garden, the weather can also be a challenge, affecting new spring growth with surprising winds and frosts.
Camellia, one of our most popular winter and spring flowering shrubs, provides a welcome splash of colour to the garden at this time of the year. These woodland plants enjoy sheltered shaded positions in the garden, and are relatively easy to grow.
Enjoy getting out in the garden this January, tackling pruning, tidying and planting jobs. It’s the perfect time to plan ahead, and get your garden ready for spring. The weather can often be cold and wintry, so take advantage of fresh bright sunnier days.