OUR MONTHLY GARDEN GUIDES

Jobs for April

It’s time to spring into action!

Whether it’s planting, feeding, weeding or tidying, it’s time to be productive in the garden! April is an exciting month in the gardening calendar, with lots to get on with, but if you put in the time and effort now, you’ll love the results you get later in the year!

START FEEDING

Give your plants the best start by Westland’s Fish, Blood and Bone. High in phosphorus, this feed is particularly good at stimulating strong, healthy root growth.

PLANT SHRUBS FOR STRUCTURE

Plant hardy evergreen shrubs such as Azaleas and Hebes to help bring structure, texture and colour to your garden’s beds and borders year after year.

CREATE A KITCHEN GARDEN

Growing your own herbs can be extremely rewarding and cost-effective. Whether it’s mint, oregano or basil, they can be grown on a windowsill, a balcony or a tiny concrete backyard!

PLANT FRUIT TREES NOW

Whether it’s apple, cherry or plum, plant fruit trees now and provide for your family for years to come. Look for self-fertile varieties if you planting a single tree!

WATCH OUT FOR PESTS

Slugs will begin to attack your young plants so invest in a pest control such as Solabiol Slug Killer to ensure your plants are protected.

SOW OUTDOORS

You can start to direct sow hardy annuals such as Marigolds, Poppies and Digitalis outside –  ideal for gardeners who do not have much room to raise seed indoors in trays or propagators.