Top Jobs For April

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  1. Still keep weeds under control as growth now should be rampant.
  2. Protect fruit blossom from late frosts.
  3. Tie in climbing and rambling roses.
  4. Sow hardy annuals and herb seed.
  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. If you have a small patch to replace try growing some lawn seed in a seed tray on compost and when the grass roots have knitted together and hold the compost, then it can be moved to its new position using the same techniques as for turfing. 
  10. Prune fig trees.
  11. Divide bamboos and water lilies.
  12. You can now start sowing hardy annuals, herbs and wild flower seed in situ outdoors.

Colin’s Northern Update No 5

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From Colin Hewitt, your Northern correspondent.

Hi everybody,

 I am pleased to report that at last I have managed to plant the two rose bushes that you all kindly gave to Janette and myself, which I had potted on as soon as we arrived here last July. They have been pruned and planted out in a crescent shaped bed in the middle of the front lawn. I have also sown seeds for plants that will accompany the roses and the hardy geraniums planned for this bed.