Eden Project’s 10 tips for gardeners in April

April 6, 2012
Author: Tom

Eden Project’s 10 tips for gardeners in April video

  1. Set up a water butt to collect April showers: perfect to water the garden during the long, hot summer ahead!
  2. Leave daffodils after flowering for at least six weeks before cutting off to allow them to build reserves for next year’s flowering.
  3. Harvest asparagus
  4. Watch out for slugs as they love young tender plant shoots. If you use a slug repellent, we’d recommend Advanced Slug Killer as it doesn’t harm the birds and pets.
  5. Start mowing and edging the lawn regularly for a really good finish, heighten the cut for the first few cuts.
  6. Lay turf: buy the best local turf you can afford, and make sure you prepare the ground well.
  7. Apply a general purpose fertiliser around trees and shrubs as the ground warms up and they begin to grow.
  8. Prune shrubs after they’ve flowered, such forsythia, ribes, winter flowering heathers and rosemary.
  9. Plant tender summer bulbs, such as gladioli, dahlias, begonias, lilies etc.
  10. Sow pumpkins, courgettes, runner beans, french beans and sweetcorn into modules indoors.

With thanks to Catherine Cutler, James Clark, Jamie McCormack and Dan Kerins

1 comment
Gardening, Horticulture, How to, Plants, Potting shed

One response to Eden Project’s 10 tips for gardeners in April

  1. Derek Boustred says:

    Still a bit early for runner beans etc they would be ready to plant out by early May and so susceptible to a late frost ie the dreaded Franklin night!!

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