What to do in April

Sow green manure crops

Green manures are a cheap and very effective way of improving the soil over the winter months in time for the spring growing season. Bio-mustard, peas, vetch and clovers are all valuable crops that can be sown directly into the ground. 

Divide clumps of bearded iris

Divide old clumps of bearded iris this month. Dig up them up and cut apart large clumps, planting out the smaller plants. Trim back the foliage. They'll bounce back in no time and you'll be in for a brilliant display of flowers come spring. 

Sow seeds for spring flowers

Don't wait until spring to sow seeds of poppies...do it now! Prepare the ground by removing weeds and rake it over to a fine tilth. Mix the tiny seeds with sand to make them go further and scatter over the area. Cover with a fine layer of soil and water in well. 

This month in the garden

Plan and plant your cool season vegie patch

Autumn is the best time of year for sowing and growing brassicas such as cabbage and cauliflower, because Cabbage White Butterfly is not as active in cooler months. Find out what to sow and what to grow in your garden this month: Cool Zone, Warm Zone, Hot Zone, Subtropical Zone or Tropical Zone.

Grow a green manure crop

Improve your soil by growing your own green manures, they are easy to grow and create a healthy soil capable of producing abundant crops.  Free Download 'How to grow green manure'

Caring for perennials

Cut back summer flowering perennials in autumn after flowering and plant new perennials ready for your summer garden. Our ‘This plant goes with that’ advice will help you to choose the best combination for your garden.  Read about how to create art by planting summer perennial combinations. or download a free summer flowering perennial garden design!

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