I love March, the longer days, the flowers starting to show their faces in the garden, the brightness and blossom everywhere. It makes me itch to get gardening and planting. But still I have to wait and be patient for the frosts to stop and the ground to warm up slightly. It doesn't stop me planning though.
Last year we finally got our verandah sorted - it's a glass roofed, open fronted verandah in the side return of our house. We put it up initially to sort out a dark and damp patio that we never really used and now it is turning into a very useful outside room. My brother-in-law to be built me a side board from old scaffold boards for potting up and bringing on seedlings (or prepping bbq food) and I have a butler sink for washing off wellies and cleaning off veg from the garden.
This month I decided to set it up with some flowers, pots and seed trays to inspire me to get planning and sowing. I've already labelled up some spare wooden teaspoons left over from a party - they make great seed labels. And I've ordered some flower seeds for the cutting garden I'm hoping to start this year. I only have a tiny spot but I'm hoping there will be enough to supply my instagram feed with flowers in the summer.
I adore seasonal flowers and fell in love with this beautiful and delicate larkspur at the florist and the punchy vibrant green of the viburnum. And of course tulips - I'm always in love with tulips.
I'd love to see how you style your home for spring. You can join in by tagging your instagram posts with #stylingtheseasons and @aptapothecary and '@lottsandlots.