We use cookies on this website. To use the website as intended please accept cookies.

Wednesday August 22 , 2018

Blue Daisy Blog

Blue Daisy blog written by Nicki Jackson & Jules Clark - for news, views, garden design, gardening and plant observations and thoughts.

April Garden Jobs

Posted by on in Gardening
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 4960
  • 0 Comments
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print

secateurs-240Some of the jobs that can be done in your garden this month are:

  • Dividing perennials - any plants that you didn't get to last month, now's the time to replant them around your garden to increase your border stocks (or give to friends if you don't have any space in your own garden!)
  • Keep weeding the borders, annual weeds should be easy to pull out by hand but the perennials will need digging out
  • If you haven't cut back your ornamental grasses yet this is the last chance to do it or there may well be a chance of damaging the emerging shoots
  • Get sowing your annuals
  • Pot on any seedlings so they don't get too leggy
  • Start protecting your plants from vine weevils, slugs and snails by using biological controls
  • Begin your regular mowing, the first cut should be at the highest then lower each time you cut so by the end of the month it is at the usual setting or you may risk frost damage by cutting it too low too early
  • Take on those edges, a good neat edge to your lawn makes all the difference
  • Stake some of the taller perennials in the garden now before time gets away from you and they have become unruly
  • If you haven't sown any sweet peas and want some you'll need to get them sown pretty quickly or it'll be too late!
  • Foxgloves, Aqueligias and other plants that have self sewn themselves around the garden can be lifted and replanted exactly where you want them
  • Keep a check on any containers and water if needed as we may have a few hot and dry days this month
  • Plant up Dahlia tubers and keep them in a frost free place
  • If you're planning on planting vegetables don't forget to sow successionally to avoid the gluts!

 

0
Trackback URL for this blog entry.

Nicki Jackson is Blue Daisy's garden designer & owner. A former HR consultant Nicki still finds the time to run Blue Daisy, design gardens and planting plans, write a blog, keep our gardening clients happy and offer IIP advice and outplacement support through Blue Daisy Consultancy.

Author's recent posts

Comments

  • No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Blog Categories

Tag Cloud

reclaimed materials Herb garden Trees Perennial Jekka McVicar pond London sunflowers acer water conservation Taxus garden design trends Briza maxima Malvern Hills GYO August garden surfaces Sophie Raworth Coastal plants stonemarket cottage garden garden design tip roof gardens Ilex James Wong bulbs Joe Swift water butt grey water Snowdrops planning your garden topiary Moss Bank Park Acuba productive garden birch movement in the garden Malvern Spring Show spring bulbs Horticulturalist rococo Glasshouse Fleece RHS traditional style winner Bamboo show gardens July garden rainwater harvesting watering gravel Greenhouse March garden legacy gift vertical garden Kensington Roof Garden saving water basil Lawrence Johnston Cloches Hidcote Chelsea Flower Show ash courtyard Geranium winter garden Daffodils drought Achillea Shrubs Urban Heat Island Effect spring garden December garden June garden form Seed sowing Selfridges Roof Garden CorTen Events & Shows Futurescape recycled materials autumn garden green spaces doddington hall kerb-side appeal snow house plants blue Hosta ornamental grasses Toby Buckland September garden Decking cottage gardens Kelmarsh Hall October garden garden room February Floating Paradise Gardens of London Herb paving herbaceous borders rosemary water Joseph Banks rock gardens bulb display National Trust Highgrove New York Highline Stoneleigh women and work award Alan Titchmarsh unity HNC plant pots Prince Harry Stone Lane Gardens hosepipe Alys Fowler sorbus colour in your garden Spring shrubs Horticulture heatwave Joanna Lumley composting hydroponic roof garden Levens Hall Charlie Dimmock Wisley National Gardening Week Horticultural alpines Lantra January garden garden focal points RHS Chelsea RHS Hampton Court Cosmos astrosanguineus twitter build Buxus Birmingham Library RHS Malvern Euphorbia poppies scented shrubs Carol Klein contemporary Winter shrubs sound in the garden Matt James lawn care CorTen steel garden advice at home Cut flowers pollinators Narcissus February garden Capability Brown Great British Garden Revival Monty Don Kew Gardens November garden wild flowers HTA kitchen garden May garden pollinating insects Mrs Loudon cyclamen Laurel eco-friendly gardening on tv Ashwood Nurseries watering can front garden plants terracota elm Chelsea Physic Garden wildlife John Massey Garden Planning patio pests Echinacea NSALG Absorb pollution BBC edible garden show ha ha Tom Hart-Dyke deer structure bees sweat peas Phyllostachys nigra RHS Tatton Park career in horticulture Berginia grow your own herbs Blue Daisy Wildflowers timber Chris Beardshaw summer garden hard landscaping water feature Rachel de Thame Crocus Nicki Jackson garden Urban Heat Island repetition Cambridge botanical garden garden design Gardeners World April garden Berberis

Welcome to Blue Daisy Blog



Our Promise

promiseWe work hard to keep our customers happy.  We work to a voluntary customer charter.

Peace of Mind

simplybusinessWe take our responsibilities seriously so we're insured through Simply Business.

Click on the logo for our Garden Design insurance details. For Gardening details see our gardening services page.

Proud Members Of...

landscapejuicen... The Landscape Juice Network where we interact with other professional gardeners, designers and landscapers.