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Gardening Tasks – Mid Spring

April is a busy time in the garden. Spring begins to spread further across the country, and we continue to see a colourful display of Spring bulbs. The weather is very similar to March, and temperature differences between north and south are narrow. Your garden may experience morning frost and occasional flutters of snow and sleet, so consider should you wish to plant out tender plants.

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Plants in Bloom this month?

 

Alyssum

Arabis

Aubrieta

Bergenia

Cheiranthus

Convallaria

Dicentra

Doronicum

Erythronium

Fritillaria

Gentiana

Helleborus corsicus

Hyacinthus

Leucojum

Lunaria

Muscari

Narcissus

Primula

Pulsatilla

Saxifraga

Sparaxis

Triteleia

Tulipa

 

 

Amelanchier

Aucuba japonica

Berberis darwinii

Camellia japonica

Chaenomeles japonica

Clematis armandii

Cytisus scoparius

Forsythia

Fothergilla

Mongolia

Malus

Pieris forrestii

Prunus

Rhododendron

Ribes

Spiraea arguta

Spiraea thunbergii

Viburnum

 

 

Caltha

Orontium

 

 

Acacia

Calceolaria

Hippeastrum

Primula

 

 

Anthurium

Begonia

Cyclamen

Impatiens

Solanum

Zygocactus

 

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Early Spring

General Tasks and Maintenance

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Early Spring

Houseplants

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Early Spring

Gardens and in the Garden

Patio areas

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Early Spring

Kitchen Garden

Fruit

Vegetables

Herbs

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Early Spring

Trees, Shrubs and Hedges

Trees and Shrubs

In the Greenhouse

Hedges

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Early Spring

Flowers and Plants

Hardy Herbaceous Plants

Perennials

Carnations and Pinks

Chrysanthemums

Dahlias

Gladioli

Irises

Lilies

Roses

This season for your roses is all about preparation; all the effort that you put in now will mean that in the growing season, you will hopefully see yourself with fewer problems, youthful growth, strong, shapely bushes and masses of blooms. 

Annuals

Alpines

Bulbs

Flowers from Seed

Heathers

Rhododendrons and Azaleas

Sweet peas

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Early Spring

Greenhouse and Cloches

Spring is the perfect time to clean everything up; to ready your greenhouse by giving it a good clean – cleaning the algae and other grime from the outside with disinfectant or detergent; this will help let in more light during summer. 

Cleaning the inside is also a good idea, especially making sure you try to clean everywhere as pests and diseases from Winter can and will survive anywhere they can.

Owners of a greenhouse can start sowing seeds indoors; the best plants to start sowing are alyssum, nemsia, stocks, asters, marigolds and petunias.

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Early Spring

Pond, Water plants and Rock Plants

If you notice ice still on the surface of your pond, you mustn’t start cleaning! Likewise, never try to speed up its thawing process by removing the ice from the pond. This ice still means that your pond is in ‘winter mode’, so it is best to wait. 

The second method we recommend is with a pond thermometer; if the water is below 10°c, you should wait before removing heaters, adding beneficial bacteria. Once the temperature has risen above 10°c and there is no more ice, your fish should become slightly more active – it is now safe to start your maintenance, feeding fish slowly adding more in relation to the temperature. 

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Early Spring

Lawn

Now that early Spring is upon us, and it’s time to catch up on any maintenance or repair work that you missed or couldn’t do in Autumn. It’s time to get your lawn back on track and come to life.

New Lawn

An established lawn

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Early Spring

Wildlife

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