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Welcome to our March issue and we have some great ideas on enjoying the magnificent floral display put on by nature in spring, both in your garden and further afield.

Daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, bluebells, irises, crocuses … there are so many to enjoy; what’s your favourite?  …

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Cherry blossom cheer
Beginning in March, the Japanese celebrate their Cherry Blossom Festival (Hanami) with picnics under the glorious blooms. We all like to take an uplifting stroll to see these trees swathed with fabulous delicate pink or white flowers. Kew Gardens has a ‘Cherry Walk’, starting behind the Palm House, or head to Windsor Great Park’s Savill and Valley Gardens. Incidentally, did you know that, as part of its new ‘Welcome building’ entrance, Wisley Gardens will have a colonnade avenue of cherry trees? More here.

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Ideal ideas
It’s the Ideal Home show between 22 March – 7 April, at Olympia London – the world’s longest running exhibition! This year, they’ve got some new tips for the perfect outdoor living room. Click here for details.

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Pop out for pancakes

Don’t forget it’s pancake day on 5 March. Why not flip it on its head and cook them outside like this?

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Bushy beverage of the month

It wouldn’t be March if we didn’t pay homage to those wonderful spring flowers that brighten the dullest day. We hunted high and low, ‘beside the lake, beneath the trees’ in fact, to find a cocktail called ‘Daffodil’! Made by Daffy’s, here’s how to mix it, courtesy of the makers …

Shout out for mum

Don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day on 31 March – perhaps offer some ‘Mother’s ruin’ (gin) – or better still, some gorgeous flowers!

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We’ll soon be in the busy, warmer months, so if you think your garden needs the ‘Bushy touch’ why not give us a call? Our Spring services …

Until next time, enjoy some March madness!

Chris Stone
Head of Beautiful Gardens

Fun in the garden