The early-flowering perennials are happy to bask in the dappled sun under trees. Dan picks out some of the best.

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Keep an eye on the weather in this changeable month and you’ll be ready for the onset of the growing season

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Primulas thrive in damp, shady and marginal areas – and they are welcome in a forgotten corner of Dan’s field

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Cherry trees bursting into bloom are reported in the news each spring in Japan. It’s a thrilling time to be outside here, too

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From a clump of dog’s tooth violet to a swathe of mourning widow, seeing plants where they naturally grow is an inspiration

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The hedgerows are in blossom and the magnolias are putting on a show. It’s time to get the garden ready for spring

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Pruning tips

22.03.15

Pruning is a tricky process. But with the right tools and know-how it can be one of gardening’s most rewarding jobs

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The daffodils have broken ground, emblazoning our parks and roundabouts and front gardens.

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