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Gardening jobs for April


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This event began 04/01/2019 and repeats every year forever

With the clocks having sprung forward and Spring finally here, daffodils and flowering trees start to bloom. Whilst you can expect the inevitable April showers this month we'll have sunny days too, so it's an ideal time to turn your attention to the lawn. April is an exciting month, indoor-sown seeds are well into growth, and it's also time to start sowing outdoors. Just watch out for those unexpected frosts!

This month's main gardening jobs as circulated by the RHS are:

  1. Keep weeds under control
  2. Sow hardy annuals, herbs and wild flower seed outdoors
  3. Sow new lawns or repair bare patches


Here are some more jobs and reminders for April...

  • 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
  • Prune fig trees
  • Divide bamboos and waterlilies
  • Start feeding fish and using the pond fountain; remove pond heaters
  • Prune bush and climbing roses


Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's April jobs and much more.

Also recommended is the Gardening Know How section on Sutton's Seeds for great gardening tips and advice.

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