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  • All our sausages are made by our own Butcher

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  • Our Plant Centre has all you need for Autumn garden maintenance

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    What to do in the garden in April

    What to do in the garden in April

    April showers may feature this month – but so does increasingly warm sunshine, making planting and pruning a pleasure. Here are a few of the jobs to be getting on with this month:

    General tasks:

    • Clean water features scrubbing off algae, fallen leaves and other debris then rinsing before refilling.
    • Rake over patches of coarse grass in the lawn to raise them up before mowing so they’re cut right back and don’t take over.

    Ornamental gardens

    • Plant summer-flowering bulbs like lilies, ornamental alliums, gladioli and camassia. They’re as happy in containers as in the border - a fantastic way to brighten up your terrace.
    • Tie in climbing and rambling roses while stems are still young and flexible, training them horizontally to encourage lots of flowers.
    • Prune forsythia once it’s finished flowering, pruning out the oldest flowered stems back to outward-facing shoots.

    Kitchen garden:

    • Earth up potatoes by mounding soil over stems to protect them from late frosts and encourage more tubers to form.
    • Sow calabrese in modules on a bright windowsill or in a cool greenhouse ready for planting next month.
    • Pot on vegetables sown in modules last month, moving them into the next pot size up so roots continue growing.