2. If you have a garden pond containing various aquatic plants, April is the time to divide water lilies and other plants. Re-plant the divided plants into pots of aquatic compost.
3. April is a good time to start planting Summer flowering bulbs. Beware of planting them into wet ground or add sharp sand to the planting area if it is wet.
4. Start making up those home made sprays to combat aphids, more of which will start to appear as the weather becomes, (hopefully warmer). Or alternatively plant some of the following that should deter aphids, Onions, Radish, Petunias, Garlic, Coriander, Chives, Anise.
5. A good time to sow vegetable seeds, after the ground has been prepared, is during showery or misty weather. "Watering in" the seeds should then not be necessary.
6. Strawberry plants being grown outside can be covered with cloches to encourage earlier fruiting.
7. FREE TOMATO SEEDS (from Heinz Ketchup U.K.). You have to "like" their facebook page.
CLICK HERE (to go to the linking page).
8. Go to beneva.com for your monthly chance to win some roses (U.S. and Canada).
CLICK HERE to go to their page.
9. New lawns can be sown in April and established lawns will benefit from having any bare patches re-seeded this month.
2. Artichokes and Asparagus can be planted.
3. Outdoor cucumbers & tomatoes can be sown & kept in the warm.
4. Plant French Beans, Lettuce & Sweetcorn under cloches.
5. This is a good time to plant Strawberries.
2. Keep areas of ground warmer with fleece/polythene to aid later planting.
3. Weeds are starting to appear, so hoe them off before they set seed.
4. Now is the time to erect barriers around your carrots 2 to 3ft high to combat the dreaded Carrot fly. Alternatively cover your Carrots with fleece but ensure all edges are well covered with soil. Keep Carrots earthed up.
5. Plant Onions between rows of Carrots or other plants that might repel the Carrot fly.
6. Slugs & snails will be coming out now. Combat them by: Keep the soil hoed and loose, use beer traps, spread coarse grit, pine needles, straw, sawdust around your plants.