Essential checklist for April

  • Begin your weed regime and treat them with a systemic weed killer.
  • Treat freshly planted perennials and new shoots with slug pellets
  • Treat your lawn to a good quality lawn conditioner and re-seed any bare patches
  • Plant seed potatoes, garlic and onion sets
  • Plant tomatoes into a grow bag in the greenhouse.
  • Plant out young sweet pea and summer bulbs
  • Prune spring-flowering shrubs
  • Plant evergreen hedges
  • Prune hydrangeas
  • Take cuttings of tender plants
  • Sow winter brassicas
  • Sow tender crops (Protect them from frost when necessary)
  • Feed blackcurrants, gooseberries and other cane fruit such as blackberries and raspberries.
  • Tidy up strawberry beds
  • Sow herbs