RHS top tips
- Keep weeds under control
- Protect fruit blossom from late frosts
- Tie in climbing and rambling roses
- Sow hardy annuals and herb seeds
- Start to feed citrus plants
- Increase the water given to houseplants
- Feed hungry shrubs and roses
- Sow new lawns or repair bare patches
- Prune fig trees
- Divide bamboos and waterlilies
Easter in the Intelligent Garden
I think here we’ve got away with the blossoms – only the damson and the victoria plum are out at the moment and we’re due a few days soft weather. Alas the plum blossom has been attacked by bullfinches that have cut a bit of a swathe. Yesterday I was training the brambles into our new hedge and have been delighted to see that the hazel cuttings look like they’re rooting – one of them in particular looks in great shape.
Isobel has been sewing wild flower seeds to make a meadow area round the new fruit trees that aren’t getting the potato treatment this year.
I’m looking to transplant a bit of comfrey for mulching into the other part of the woodland garden and am going to broadcast a bit of landcress which is a great self seeder and a good standby for winter salad.
Finally if want to follow the RHS advice and feed up your citrus plants – you can buy some here from plants4presents.co.uk which will send you 4 years supply for a small tree (150g) for £6.95 including delivery.