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Tips for April

  • Plants for April – Clematis alpina ‘Ruby’, Berberis x stenophylla, Prunus avium ‘Plena’, Pulsatilla vulgaris and doronicums.
  • Sow hardy annual outdoors where they are to grow.
  • Sow annual climbers like morning glory, cathedral bells and climbing nasturtium.
  • Buy summer bedding as plugs to grow on in a greenhouse or cold frame.
  • Clean up the borders.
  • Plant new herbaceous plants.
  • Pinch off spent bulb heads.
  • Plant gladioli corms.
  • Prune wall-trained quinces back to 1-2 buds after they have flowered.
  • Feed and mulch roses.
  • Begin to mow lawns but ensure the mower is at its highest setting.
  • Sow French beans in pots under glass.
  • Sow maincrop leeks and peas outdoors.
  • Plan for late crops and winter supplies.
  • Feed outdoor plants to stimulate growth.

Posted on Monday, April 1st, 2019

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