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Gardener's Diary

April


In association with the Royal Horticultural Society

 

Previously in The Gardener's Diary...

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013


 

The Gardener's Diary

The Royal Horticultural Society


The Royal Horticultural Society
is the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.

Their goal is to help people share a passion for plants, to encourage excellence in horticulture and inspire all those with an interest in gardening.

In this section on Laterlife they share their expertise to provide your Jobs for the Month - making sure that your garden is ready for the season ahead.

Find out more about how to become a member of the RHS




Jobs for the month - April

Sunshine and Showers

Spring should now be in evidence, with daffodils in flower and blossom adorning trees. Expect the inevitable ‘April showers’ but the frequent sunny days and rising temperatures too make it perfect gardening weather. It's an exciting month, with indoor-sown seeds well into growth, and it's also time to start sowing outdoors. Just watch out for frosts.

Top 10 jobs this month

  1. Keep weeds under control

  2. Protect fruit blossom from late frosts

  3. Tie in climbing and rambling roses

  4. Sow hardy annuals and herb seeds

  5. Start to feed citrus plants

  6. Increase the water given to houseplants

  7. Feed hungry shrubs and roses

  8. Sow new lawns or repair bare patches

  9. Prune fig trees

  10. Divide bamboos and waterlilies

For more vital tips on caring for your garden from the Royal Horticultural Society check out their April advice for:

Flowers
Trees and Shrubs
Greenhouse, Conservatory and Houseplants
Lawns
Ponds
Structures



 

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