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Friday, 5 March 2010

Gardening Calendar Update for April

As promised I am trying to keep one month ahead with the gardening calendar to help with forward planning so April's diary entry is now posted here. As always remember that the suggestions can only give guidance and you should garden according to your local conditions. If you have any suggestions for additions to the calendar then please post them here.
Spring begins in earnest during April although it can still be an unpredictable month so don’t be tempted to plant out tender plants too early. It is a month of spring bulbs and blossom. Daylight hours are increasing and growing conditions improving. Although temperatures should be rising and the sun should be seen more frequently, frosts are still a hazard to tender plants. There is still chance of snow. This may be a month when you have to water outside as even during showery weather soil surface can dry out fairly quickly which will spell death to emerging seedlings.

2 comments:

Amanda @ Parentella said...

April is my favorite month, because of the new growth and blossoming. Thank you for the reminder to not get ahead of ourselves and just enjoy what is growing now!

Green Lane Allotments said...

I love spring too

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