Welcome to Seasonal Gardening
Seasonal Gardening provides a month by month account of tasks that need to be done in the garden. Our free online guide is packed with hints, tips, helpful projects and useful gardening ideas for every season.
Covering the whole of the UK (Great Britain, England, Scotland & Wales) - Hardiness Zones 7, 8 & 9.
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April Gardening Tasks
Now that spring is finally here there is so much that needs to be done in the garden. However, the most important task is to keep an eye weather report for late frosts and protect vulnerable plants, fruit blossom and tender buds. Also watch out for hot dry spells, watering plants as soon as they need it, especially container grown plants.
April is the ideal time to start sowing annuals and perennials. It is also time to start feeding established perennials and to make room for new growth by weeding and clearing the borders. A wide range of vegetables can be sown now including, cucumbers, pumpkins, sweetcorn, aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, salsify, sorrel and chard under cover, and Brussels,cauliflower, carrots, peas, beetroot, red and summer cabbage, leeks and turnips outside.
Plant of the Month
Who can fail to appreciate the magnificent flowers of the Magnolia in early spring? New compact varieties, such as 'Susan' are ideal for the smaller garden or even for growing in pot on the patio.
Garden of the Month
Springfield - Spalding
This public garden is famed for its swathes of daffodils and spring bulbs, planted alongside hellebores and Pulmonaria, within woodland walks and under spring flowering shrubs and dogwoods.
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