What to do in April

  1. Keep weeds under control- use your osslating hoe( have some in stock) and also get down on your hands and knees.
  2. Protect fruit blossom from late frosts.
  3. Tie in climbing and rambling roses.
  4. Sow hardy annuals, herbs and wild flower seed.-Sunflowers, Cosmos, Ammi majus, Calendula, Cleome, Marigolds ,Basil, Coriander,Dill and Chervil
  5. Start to feed citrus plants. Oranges and Lemons- I have them in pots which I protect during the winter.
  6. Increase the water given to houseplants.- tidy them up, check if the could do with a compost freshen up and take cuttings.
  7. Feed hungry shrubs and roses.- Chicken manure pellets are a great slow release general fertiliser.
  8. Sow new lawns or repair bare patches. -only time to water grass is when it has been seeded.
  9. Plant summer bulbs, corms and tubers –  Dahlias.,Begonias. ,Gladioli. ,Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia) and Lilies.
  10. Vegetable seeds, here are a few –  Corn,Brocalli,Beetroot,Kale,Peppers(capsicums),Perpetual spinach, Tomatoes.
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