Create seasonal sparkle this month with the earliest bulbs and shrubs for fragrance. We focus on frost-proof magnolias and how to make a statement with architectural annuals. Boost your garden’s butterfly appeal by catering for caterpillars and colour-up mealtimes with gourmet roots.

Celebrate apple blossom - A tunnel of espaliered apple trees is both pretty and productive
Be inspired by… Ferns unfurling, novelty gnomes, flowers for March, little blue bulbs and our bud-ID quiz
Discover the first signs of spring - As the garden begins to stir, there are plenty of sensory treats to lure you outdoors
Make a colour statement - Annuals are a cheap and easy source of glorious summer colour
Enjoy the real stars of spring - Showy and fragrant, some magnolias are surprisingly frost-resistant. Here’s our pick of the best garden cultivars
Give bedding a new twist - Take planting inspiration from the sweet shop and dessert trolley to inject fresh colour into annual planting schemes
What to do this month - Grow annual climbers, tidy up spring bulbs and order plug plants. Plus there’s still time to move evergreens
Make your own paper pots - These eco-friendly, biodegradable containers are great for sowing seed and won’t cost a penny
Plant a spring sensation - Perennial wallflowers, tiarellas and primulas light up the March garden, jostling beneath a red-stemmed cornus
“It’s full of lovely views” - Naturalised bulbs and woodland flowers transform this English garden in March
“The garden stirs into life in spring” - With its folly, beebole and dovecote, this historic plot is full of drama and flowers
“Our garden is so picturesque” - This elegant garden with spring bulbs and pretty pond looks perfect from every angle
Garden to visit - Hidcote is famous for its yew-framed garden rooms and exuberant planting schemes
Plant for your butterflies... but we can’t enjoy these winged wonders without catering for their caterpillars too. Here’s how
Grow gourmet roots - Root crops come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Here’s how to grow them
Ask Garden Answers - Our expert Geoff Stebbings provides answers to your gardening questions
Border rescue - Bare soil in March presents an opportunity to plant evergreens and spring flowers
Design solutions - Gear up the garden for entertaining outdoors
Save £5 on Nandina ‘Fire Power’ - and offers on pots and daphne plants from YouGarden 
540 extra-value plug plants for £36 *plus p&p! - Fill summer beds and pots with this Suttons offer
200 summer-flowering bulbs for £17.99 – a great-value offer for seasonal colour from Dobies
Over to you - Readers share their gardening stories to win an RSPB feeding station. Plus, send us your photos to win Felco secateurs  
Puzzles and prizes - This month you can win a flower card game from Laurence King, or Hayloft vouchers worth £50, with a 10% discount
Garden view - Helen Billiald’s greenhouse is her refuge… find out why she loves to escape there


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