Ten good things this March

I was just about to share Six things from the Garden on Saturday, with the Propagator and his gardening gang, when I noticed this, from another of my favourite garden blogs, Creating my own garden of the Hesperides

Chloris at The Blooming Garden writes a monthly roundup of the best things in her garden in any given month and has decided to make the day the 23rd of each month so that others may join her.

So, as there’s a lot going on this month, I thought I’d do a top ten garden things for March…

  1. Snapdragons – they’re not snappy, and they’re not dragons, but I do love these colours. I grew these from seeds planted two years back, so I’m especially chuffed with them.Snapdragon
  2. Snapdragons, narcissi, dogwood, bay, rosemary and hebe in a vase on a wet afternoon…20190320_174444
  3. Spring blooms – the garden is alive with colour, with forget me nots, daffodils and celandines brightening up the borders. 20190323_111732
  4. Spring posies. Excuse the fuzziness of this snap, it was 6pm when I took this snap, and I was still out cutting flowers … Hurrah for the longer evenings and the start of spring.    20190320_170946
  5. Spring posies: I’ve made lots of posies of spring blooms this week, I’m enjoying the variety and colour that’s starting to emerge from the garden. 002-quincydaffs
  6. FromeBlooms – I’ve refreshed my gardening blog, and opened an etsy shop to sell bouquets and vases. It’s still a work in progress, but it’s coming along…FrontPageMarch2019
  7. Tree Day – last weekend, I spent time with Shared Earth Learning and Frome Tree Group, and planted some native species trees. I made video of the day, which Frome Town Council said was ‘great.’  (smugface 🙂FTC-TreeDay
  8. Shared Earth Learning – the friendly co-operative that aims to nurture a love of nature, and worked to organise Tree Day, they are top of my list of likes at FromeBlooms.com and I’m volunteering with their admin and social marketing – which is brilliant fun.SELCo-Banner
  9. Blossom is everywhere – as I sit at the sofa, this is my view of the living room, which is a most pleasing spring feeling.20190322_155556
  10. Spider babies: I finally got round to making up this little planter for spider plant babies, using crystal soil and a vintage tealight holder to make a quirky bedside planter. I’d had this in mind for many months, so finally getting it done felt like winning. 🙂20190323_110231So, as I usually say, I hope your plans and plants are coming along nicely.  And I hope your top ten garden things this March are sunny and bright.

8 thoughts on “Ten good things this March

  1. Have been reading and loving these posts for ages, but never replied. So now i’m going to — to celebrate the new spring! Amazed (well, not really) at how many things you already have flowering in the garden — your blue bucket of blooms is an inspiration! Here it’s mostly bulbs, masses of hellebores, and some interesting fresh new leaves — and flowers of the pieris, which is just dripping with bloom this year. So glad it’s all coming to life again … xx

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  2. I think I like you already as you leave your celendines in! I know many gardeners pull them out as weeds but I think they can make a spring border with their sunny bright flowers! Lovely 6 and super flower arrangements. Happy gardening!


    1. I love early flowers, and like to leave wildflowers at the edge of a lawn… the bees appreciate the celandine and so do I 🙂
      Happy gardening right back at ya!


  3. Thank you for joining in and sharing your lovely spring flowers. So many exuberant spring vases, your enthusiasm is catching. Your snapdragons look like wallflowers to me, they are lovely colours.


    1. Hey, thanks for having me! I thought they were wallflowers, then got them muddled with snapdragons. I’ll have to check! I certainly have a lot more enthusiasm than I do knowledge 😀


  4. Oh, those spider plants can take over! They are supposed to be sensitive to even very minor frost, but have naturalized in a few riparian areas here. Even if the happen to get frosted, the regenerate very efficiently. Nonetheless, I grow a potted specimen as a houseplant anyway. Yeah, I know; they are too cool to not grow.


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