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=='''in the garden'''==
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==In The Garden'''==
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• [[Growing:Spring Bulbs|'''Spring Bulbs''']] - still time to plant summer flowering bulbs like Lillies and Cannas.  
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• [[Growing:Spring Bulbs|Spring Bulbs]] - still time to plant summer flowering bulbs like Lillies and Cannas.  
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• '''Plants Generally''' - As long as you live in a fairly frost free place - so not the Scottish Highlands! - then you can think about adding to your garden stock. Spring is an excellent time to plant - the weather is warming up and there is more light in the sky, but it isn’t too hot, which can be very demanding for new plants. However, put in only [[hardy]] plants like trees, [[shrubs]] and [[Perennials|perennials]]. [[Summer bedding]] should wait until May.
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• '''Start Planting''' - As long as you live in a fairly frost free place - so not the Scottish Highlands! - then you can think about adding to your garden stock. Spring is an excellent time to plant - the weather is warming up and there is more light in the sky, but it isn’t too hot, which can be very demanding for new plants. However, put in only [[hardy]] plants like trees, [[shrubs]] and [[Perennials|perennials]]. [[Summer bedding]] should wait until May.
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=='''on the veg patch'''==
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==On The Veg Patch==
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• You can start sowing seeds outdoors. [[Tomatoes]], [[Beetroot]], [[Carrots]], [[Lettuce]], [[Parsnips]], [[Peas]], [[Perpetual spinach]] are all good to grow.
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[[Tomatoes]], [[Beetroot]], [[Carrots]], [[Lettuce]], [[Parsnips]], [[Peas]], [[Perpetual spinach]]  
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Plant out your [[Onions]] and [[Potatoes]].
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• [[Onions]], [[Potatoes]] - maincrop
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[[Tomatoes]] and strips of all kinds of vegetables from garden centres - Rather than growing from seed, you can easily buy seedlings from garden centres and this cuts down some work as tomatoes are best sown in pots rather than straight into the ground. Only plant out towards the end of the month as tomatoes can’t take a frost (colder areas wait until May). Plant in as sunny and sheltered a spot as you can find. Keep an eye on [[Slugs and snails]] as they can decimated a newly planted row of seedlings.
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Towards the end of the month strips of vegetables will start appearing in the garden centres. If you don't want to grow from seed, you can buy these young plants from garden centres. Plant in as sunny and sheltered a spot as you can find. Keep an eye on [[Slugs and snails]] as they can decimated a newly planted row of seedlings.
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Revision as of 11:56, 27 April 2013


Crocosmia'George Davison'.jpg

In The Garden

Spring Bulbs - still time to plant summer flowering bulbs like Lillies and Cannas.

Start Planting - As long as you live in a fairly frost free place - so not the Scottish Highlands! - then you can think about adding to your garden stock. Spring is an excellent time to plant - the weather is warming up and there is more light in the sky, but it isn’t too hot, which can be very demanding for new plants. However, put in only hardy plants like trees, shrubs and perennials. Summer bedding should wait until May.

Tomatoessungold.jpg

On The Veg Patch

• You can start sowing seeds outdoors. Tomatoes, Beetroot, Carrots, Lettuce, Parsnips, Peas, Perpetual spinach are all good to grow.

• Plant out your Onions and Potatoes.

• Towards the end of the month strips of vegetables will start appearing in the garden centres. If you don't want to grow from seed, you can buy these young plants from garden centres. Plant in as sunny and sheltered a spot as you can find. Keep an eye on Slugs and snails as they can decimated a newly planted row of seedlings.