April Jobs in the Garden

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  • Keep on top of your weeding.
  • Protect fruit trees & fruit bushes from late frosts using protective fleece.
  • Tie in climbing & rambling roses to trellis or wires.
  • Sow seeds of annuals, biennials, herbaceous plants & vegetable plants outdoors now. For best results prepare a good seedbed, free from weeds & stones.
  • Feed trees & shrubs – we recommend Vitax Q4.
  • Re-seed your lawn where patches have appeared.
  • Now is the time to divide Bamboos & waterlilies.
  • Sweet Peas can now be sown outdoors.
  • Divide herbaceous plants when they have grown too large for their allotted space.
  • Lavenders can be pruned now, protect open wound from frost.
  • Hoe your borders.
  • Protect your plants from slugs & snails.
  • Vine weevil larvae are active now, be aware if your plants suddenly start to wilt. Use vine weevil killer as a drench to control the problem.
  • Mulch rose beds with a 5- 8cm layer of organic matter, we recommend blended farm manure.
  • Remove frost damaged shoots from evergreen plants.
  • Put rabbit guards around newly planted trees & shrubs to protect the bark.
  • Mow your lawn as required.
  • Repair lawn edges.
  • Apply a high nitrogen lawn feed to encourage good strong growth. Scott’s lawn builder lawn food would be our recommendation.
  • Excellent time to apply a Lawn weedkiller.
  • Sow new lawns from Mid April.
  • Remove algae from paths & patios, Patio magic is our recommendation.
  • Treat timber structures, we recommend Ronseal products.
  • Start to use a liquid feed on your houseplants once you start to see signs of new growth.
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Garden Centre & Shop
Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Restaurant
Mon - Sat: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 4:00pm