• Plant out your Autumn sown sweet pea seedlings or sow now direct in their final flowering position.
  • Dependant on the variety hardy annuals can be sown either indoors or outdoors, following the instructions on the packet.
  • Half-hardy flowers can be sown in trays and kept on a windowsill or in the greenhouse.
  • This may be your last chance to order young flower plants as many will be delivered in May so have a look at your garden plan and check for gaps.
  • Mulch around trees with well-rotted manure.
  • Keep an eye out for any pests and take corrective action.
  • Apple, pear, and cherry tree  will start flowering in April. If as few as 5 to 10% of the flowers set then you will have a good crop so don’t worry too much about flowers dropping.
  • If frost threatens then try to protect the flowers with fleece .
  • Check tree ties to prevent rocking.
  • In drying wind water all newly planted trees.
  • Summer and autumn fruiting raspberries should be cut back to approximately 23cm from the base.
  • To encourage early flowers cover strawberries plants with cloches.
  • Rake out any dead moss  and then fork over to improve drainage.
  • Apply lawn fertiliser.
  • Mow growing grass but keep the blades fairly high still.
  • Dig out any perennial weeds.
  • April is a great time for sowing new lawns and repairing bare patches. Please feel free to contact us if you need help with lawns.