Tips for April 2019

March 28, 2019 12:47 pm Published by

Trim Lavender. Take out old flower stems and shorten shoots by 2.5cm if not done last Autumn.

Plant summer flowering bulbs and corms such as gladiolus, eucomis, lillies and werines.

Plant soft neck garlic such as “Picardy Wight” until the end of April. Softnecks have no flowering spikes and often have more cloves top a bulb than hard neck types.

Divide agapanthus if flowering has declined in containers, replanting into fresh John Innes No 2 with added grit.

Plant chitted potato tubers this month, starting with first earlies through to main crops at the end of the month.

As day temperature rise open greenhouse doors and vents, closing at night.

Plant wild flower plug plants into unfertilised grassed areas for naturalistic effect.

Complete the planting of onion sets.

Divide snowdrops as they die back. Plant bulbs singly at the same depth at which they were grown before .

Sow outside seeds of main crop peas, broad beans , beetroot, spinach, radish, carrot and parsnips.