Follow the tips beneath as a basic maintenance guide for your garden this April.
Arctotis acaulis; Calendula officinalis; Chrysanthemum;
Clarkia; Consolida ambigua; Felicia bergiana;
Lathyrus odoratus; Linaria maroccana; Nemesia; Viola
- Iceberg roses – a constant bloomer and vigorous grower. Icebergs are ideal for mass plantings or containers. Gardenias – known as one of the most fragrant shade-loving plants. They have attractive evergreen glossy foliage that grows into a neat round bush. These beautiful plants love growing in well-drained, acid soil.
Beetroot; Broccoli; Brussels sprouts; Cabbage; Carrot; Cauliflower;
Celery; Leek; Lettuce; Onion; Parsley;
Parsnip; Radish; Runner bean; Spinach; Turnip
General garden maintenance
- Mow the lawn if necessary.
- Water plants properly, giving them a thorough soaking every three or four days to encourage deep root development. Mulch well with organic
- Spray apples, pears and quinces against codling moth; and apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches and plums against fruit fly. Spray grapes for mildew where necessary.
- Deadhead roses regularly and water two or three times weekly.
- Mulch the garden beds.
- Remember to dead head annuals and bedding plants regularly and feed every 2 weeks or so with a diluted liquid fertilizer.
- Continue to remove weeds from lawns and paving’s.
- Lift and divide spring-flowering irises.
- Keep all perennials well watered and feed with all Purpose Fertilizer.
- Water plants originally from summer rainfall regions well. Remember to water the garden early in the morning and preferably on wind free days.
- Feed flowering shrubs once a month.
- Feed your hydrangeas.