April Gardening Guide: Blooms, Buds & Bliss!

April is a magical time in the garden. As the days lengthen and the sun warms the soil, our green spaces come alive with the promise of warmer, brighter weather. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a budding enthusiast, here are some April gardening tasks to embrace this month:

Bedding Plants and Frost Protection

April can still surprise us with chilly nights, especially this year as the weather seems to be taking just that little bit longer! Cover delicate plants with fleece or cloths to shield them from any unexpected frost.

Pruning and Tidying Up

Hydrangeas: Prune your hydrangeas now. Remove dead wood and shape the shrubs for a spectacular summer display.

Winter-Flowering Jasmine: Trim back winter-flowering jasmine after its blooming season. Encourage new growth and maintain its elegant form.

Sowing Seeds and Planting

  • Sweet Peas and Hardy Annuals: Sow sweet peas directly into the ground. These fragrant climbers will reward you with colourful blooms.
  • Tender Annuals and Vegetables: Start tender annuals and veggies indoors under glass. Tomatoes, peppers, and basil can get a head start in pots or trays.
  • Early Potatoes: Plant early potatoes in well-drained soil. Watch those spuds grow!

Wildflowers and Native Plants

  • Fill Gaps with Hardy Annuals: Scatter love-in-a-mist (Nigella) and pot marigold seeds in bare spots. These hardy annuals will add charm to your borders.
  • Native Wildflowers: Consider sowing native wildflower seeds. They support local wildlife and add a touch of natural beauty.

Pots and Containers

Carrots, Salads, and Radishes: Even if you have a dedicated veg patch, grow some extras in pots near the house. Fresh salads and crunchy radishes are just a few steps away.

Enjoy the Moment

With the hum of busy bees and the whistling of birds through the trees, April brings us moments to savour. Take a deep breath, admire the blossoms, and revel in the joy of gardening. Sometimes though, your outdoor space may need a helping hand to get it back to it’s former glory.

Here at Rosewood, we offer a comprehensive range of garden maintenance and landscaping services to gt your garden looking its absolute best. Whether you need a serious de-weed, or a complete garden renovation, our team can help. Get in touch with us today to get booked in! 🌼🌿