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April jobs in the garden

In April the garden comes alive with colour, daffodils are in flower, early tulips are starting to appear and flowering trees are starting to blossom. Amongst the sunny days are the inevitable April showers but beware as the odd frost is still possible. Indoor-sown seeds should be well under way by now and it's also time to start sowing outdoors.

Weeds

Keep pesky weeds under control

Blossom

Protect fruit blossom from late frosts

Sowing

Sow hardy annuals, herbs and wild flower seeds outdoors

Re-potting

Re-pot container plants that are outgrowing their current home

Feeding

Feed shrubs with fertilisers

Mulching

Mulch your vegetables, shrubs and roses and around fruit trees too

Lawns

Sow new lawns or repair patches in existing lawns

Houseplants

Start watering houseplant more often

Bird Feeders

Fill up bird feeders ready for nesting season but avoid using peanuts

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