David Domoney Newsletter

March: Getting ready to grow your own


With March comes spring once again, when the growing season kicks off anew, and what an exciting month it is going to be.

Mother’s Day is in a couple of weeks, and what better way to show your loving parent that you care than a beautiful bouquet of cut flowers? Anything from daffodils to roses, there’s something to make every mother smile.

Some plants that you might want to start sowing outdoors with some protection this March include:

  • Beetroot
  • Broad beans
  • Cabbage (Savoy)
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Onions (Seed)
  • Shallots
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Turnips

Please make sure you employ some protective measures such as cloches, fleece, and upcycled milk bottles, as frost is still a threat this early in the year and you don’t want to risk losing all your hard work so soon in the season.

I’ll be at the Ideal Home Show from the 17th of March through to the 2nd of April. I’ve designed and created a series of gardens that will inspire visitors to try something similar at home. I’m also hosting a ‘plant nursery’, so if you are attending the show, come and see me and I’ll try to cure some of your plant woes.

A brand-new series of Love Your Garden will be returning to UK TV screens very soon. Keep an eye out for it on your local TV listings.

In the meantime, as we get closer to spring in the Northern Hemisphere (21/03/23), head to my website or to my Youtube channel to get all of my latest seasonal gardening advice before the growing season gets fully underway.

Happy gardening!


Gardening tip of the month

You might have seen my video on how to make homemade plant pots out of cardboard. Here is a little guide for an easier method using newspaper.

Making plant pots from newspaper

Lay the newspaper out in front of you, and fold one long edge in about a third of the way into the paper. Repeat the same on the other side, leaving an overlap in the middle.

Making plant pots from newspaper

Place your jar or glass at the bottom of one of the long edges with enough space for the newspaper at the top to be folded over. Roll the glass so that the newspaper is completely wrapped around it.


Fold the excess newspaper into the glass, trying to pleat it as you go. Remove the glass from the newspaper and tidy up the folds on the inside.

Making plant pots from newspaper
There you have it! Your own newspaper planting pot. Fill it with compost and pop your seeds in there. Once you have a seedling, you can place the whole thing into the ground.

Watch this…

If you haven’t already seen my video showing you how to make plant pots out of your scrap cardboard, now is your chance!

Top Plants

Find out some of the most beautiful plants for your garden that will flower through March and beyond into the rest of spring to give you a most colourful garden to enjoy.

Garden Gadgets

Be in with a chance of winning a stunning Oase biOrb Air 60 terrarium to feel the benefit of seeing the natural world indoors.

Top job for March

Thinning out your root vegetable seedlings is a really important job to get done this month. Read my blog to learn the best practice for your root vegetables this March.

In it to win it…

If you want to be in with a chance of winning Mr Fothergill’s Flower Seeds, sign up here to be one of four every week!

Top job for March

Thinning out your root vegetable seedlings is a really important job to get done this month. Read my blog to learn the best practice for your root vegetables this March.

Perfect Prize

Enter the prize draw to have a 1 in 15 chance to win Miracle Gro® Patch Magic. The first shoots can be seen within just 4 days of planting!

Great Giveaway

Be in with a chance to win a Yard Force Vita Tool Kit to help cultivate small outside spaces with five handy tools for essential garden tasks.

Houseplants for Mother’s Day

Getting flowers for your mum on Mother’s Day has become a tradition over the years. What about buying her a flower that she can enjoy all year round?

Win a Harkness Rose

To be in with a chance to win 1 of 5 Harkness Starlight Symphony Roses, enter the prize draw.

Here are the Miracle-Gro® Liquid Plant Food Prize Winners from February:

Laurna Davies

Sandra Le Gros

Diana Smith

Martin Booth

Pam Wakeling

Rob Baker

Daniel Walters

Lynnr Odea

Geoff Packer

Paula Marshall

Keep an eye out for more prizes to win in March…