Easter in the Intelligent Garden plus RHS top jobs for April

RHS top tips

  1. Keep weeds under control
  2. Protect fruit blossom from late frosts
  3. Tie in climbing and rambling roses
  4. Sow hardy annuals and herb seeds
  5. Start to feed citrus plants
  6. Increase the water given to houseplants
  7. Feed hungry shrubs and roses
  8. Sow new lawns or repair bare patches
  9. Prune fig trees
  10. 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.

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