March...the beginning of Spring. The start of the sun shining through the clouds creating smiles all round, and also the absolute best time to start a lot of your annuals to get them established and flowering ready for Summer! Here is a list of flowers you can grow in March either directly or inside before transplanting at a later date.
A beautiful and great variety of flower to go directly outside if you sowed them inside in Autumn. You can even direct sow the seeds into hanging baskets if you prefer.
Both Pansies and Violas thrive off the colder weather and are happy to grow in early cooler spring conditions or even during Autumn. For a better germination rate, sow them indoors first.
These gorgeous, vibrant flowers germinate super quickly and will be blooming within 8 weeks. These can be sown directly into your desired location in March making these a super easy grower!
Don't be fooled by the name, these babies don't need the California sunshine to start growing! The colours of these flowers are so vibrant they will stand out amongst the crowd. However, planting these in March does mean that they won't flower until the Summer after planting, so be patient with these beauts.
Petunias come in a variety of different colours and patterns. These gorgeous, vibrant flowers are best started indoors in March, ready to go out when the warmth of mid-Spring, early-Summer begins. Tip: When the plants have three leaves, they are ready to go outside.
These stunning climbing plants are fabulous for old walls, and also can be companion plants for cucumbers, aubergines, squash plants and tomatoes as they repel cucumber beetles, whiteflies, aphids, and squash bugs. The best part is (apart from the fact the flowers are edible) you can also sow them direct outdoors in March!
These stunners are a delight when they flower. However, they do take a little longer to germinate at around 21 days so you should start your seedlings early indoors. By the time late-Spring, early-Summer begins, they will be ready to plant out.
These beauts will need to be planted indoors first for around 6 weeks and then planted out when the last frost has passed. Or you can wait to plant direct in Summer.
Persian Jewels will happily germinate under glass in March and are so easy to grow they self-sow.