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In temperate summer-rainfall regions do the following in your garden during April.

Plant and Sow


  • Sow all summer-flowering annuals like: 

Iceland poppiesPansiesPrimulas

Viola Lobularia also known as Alyssum, and Dianthus (pinks)

Antirrhinum majusCallistephus chinensis

Dianthus (pinks)Iberis umbellata

RudbeckiaScabiosa atropurpurea


  • Sow vegetables like:
    • Broad bean, Carrots, Garlic, Kahlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Parsnips, Peas, Radishes, Swiss chard and Turnips
Garden Maintenance

General garden maintenance

  • Devide hardy summer-flowering perennials that have become overcrowded.
  • Keep the soil well mulched.
  • Prepare trenches for sweet peas.
  • Consider installing a rainwater tank. Many container grown plants do best if watered with rainwater.
  • Stake dahlias and water and fertilize them regularly.
  • Mulch roses well.
  • Cut back chrysanthemums.
  • Deadhead roses regularly.
  • Sow lawn seed.
  • Water citrus trees well every three weeks and spray against citrus psylla; water other fruit trees thoroughly every second week.

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