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April Jobs

Find out what to do in your garden now.

APRIL

Ornamental Garden:
  • Continue to remove faded flowers on spring bulbs but not the foliage until it is withered.
  • Keep borders weed free.
  • Mulch borders if not completed last month.
  • If the weather is mild, then trim weak or straggly growth of sage and rosemary.
  • Penstemons – cutback last year’s stems down to the new growth – if the weather is very cold delay until end of the month.
  • Check evergreens for any frost damage – lightly prune if necessary.
  • Look out for early aphid attacks and treat if necessary.
  • Sweet peas can be direct sown now to produce plants that flower later than those sown under glass or over wintered plants.
  • Prune early flowering shrubs such as forsythia etc.
  • To ensure strong growth on roses apply a general fertiliser.
  • Plant evergreen trees and shrubs / move existing evergreens if necessary.
  • Trim back frost damaged foliage.
  • Plant summer flowering corms and tubers including dahlia, gladioli and canna.
  • Apply combined weed, feed and moss to lawns.    

Vegetable Garden:
  • Continue planting potatoes and finish planting onion sets by mid-April.
  • Direct sow vegetables such as beetroot, carrots, lettuce, radish, turnip, peas, spinach and parsnip.
  • Prune young stone fruit trees such as cherries and plums as leaf buds open.

Written by: Alex Bell, www.alexbellgardendesign.co.uk

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