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Itching to start Spring Gardening…….  Top gardening tips.

Itching to start Spring Gardening…….  Top gardening tips.

At present with Social distancing meaning we are spending more time at home to stop the spread of coronavirus, this might leave you with some extra time on your hands. This is great opportunity to spruce up your garden and help your mental health. 

If you’re looking to put your green thumb into action, please see our top tips to help pass the time.

Spring Tips

•Keep weeds under control.

•Protect fruit blossom from late frosts.

•Tie in climbing and rambling roses.

•Sow hardy annuals, herbs and wild flower seed outdoors.

•Start to feed citrus plants.

•Increase the water given to houseplants.

•Feed hungry shrubs and roses.

•Sow new lawns or repair bare patches.

 

What should I be planting in April.

 

Sow lettuces, tomatoes, salads and cauliflowers under cover. Outside, you can sow peas, carrots, beetroot, summer and autumn cabbages, herbs, leeks, spinach, turnips, spring onions, broad beans, Brussels sprouts and parsnips.

This is also a great time to start planting out early potatoes, onions, garlic and shallots.

 

You can direct sow many annual flowers this month. Try your hand at growing Sunflowers, Nasturtiums, Snapdragon, Alyssum, Cosmos, Calendula, Cleome, Marigolds and Bachelor's Buttons. They are easy if you haven't grown flowers from seed before.

 

All year round tips

 

  • Tidy up flower beds and borders.
  • Clean out and wash your greenhouse.
  • Sow any seeds that need a longer season.
  • Hunt down and remove garden pests.
  • Install water butts and start collecting rainwater.
  • Move deciduous shrubs.
  • Maintain fences, gates and trellis.

 

We would love to see some pictures of your garden or any vegetables you have grown.   Please send us some pictures so we can share them with other people to give them inspiration.