April to do


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In The Garden

Spring Bulbs - There is still time to plant summer flowering bulbs like Lillies, Dahlias 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.

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On The Veg Patch

• You can start sowing seeds outdoors. Tomatoes, Beetroot, Carrots, Lettuce, Parsnips, Peas, Perpetual spinach are all good to grow. Click here for more help on Sowing Seeds.

• 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.