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Gardening Tips 15th April 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016 @ 10:04 AM

The roofs are shining from the rain.
The sparrows twitter as they fly,
And with a windy April grace
The little clouds go by.

Yet the back-yards are bare and brown
With only one unchanging tree
I could not be so sure of Spring
Save that it sings in me.

Sara Teasdale

Although there’s no doubt that spring is here, it still can get chilly, especially at night. Check out this fabulous glass cloche for a stylish and practical addition to your garden or this practical kitchen garden cloche if you’re a bit more budget conscious ☺

  • If you have something a bit… um… ugly that you’d like to cover up sooner rather than later, why not try a bit of Morning Glory’ or Iponema. Think I like this one ‘Grandpa Ott’ for it’s name as well as it’s stunning looks ☺
  • If you’ve been growing annuals from seed it’s time to move them on from the seed tray so they can grow on when they have a couple of ‘true’ leaves. This is what the experts call ‘pricking out’ and here’s a lovely little short video explaining how. If you haven’t sown annuals yet, got on with it – it’s not too late yet!

  • If you had lovely yellow flowering Forsythia, don’t just leave it to it’s own devices. For a great display next year, cut about a third of the stems back to the base and the rest back by the top third.
  • Enjoy the spring! If you love the blossom and ensuing confetti, just sit back and enjoy. And if you want to have your own spring blossom tree in years to come, have a look here for our very favourite early blossom trees.


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