Although we are having some cold days and some rain, the garden is drying out nicely and there is much to do and to enjoy. The daffodils are out, the tulips are up and will be out soon, tree blossom is beginning to look beautiful. April is a very busy month in our gardens; sowing vegetable seeds under cover, outside and direct where they are to grow. Fruit and vegetable seeds already sown will need to be pricked out. Hardy and half-hardy annuals can be sown under cover to add colour to the garden where there are gaps and to create container displays. The grass is growing and will soon need regular cutting. April is a good month to feed and treat lawns to remove moss and weeds and to repair or re-seed bare patches. There are still perennials to cut back and divide, shrubs to prune and feed, beds to mulch, pots to clean, and the greenhouse to clean (not my favourite Spring task!).
We propose holding our AGM on Tuesday 13th April at 7:30pm. We’ll firm up on our proposed schedule of garden visits, run through the club’s accounts, agree our approach to maintenance of the planters, war memorial, etc. The meeting will be held over Zoom. Details will be sent to members of the Gardening Club but if you would like to join us, please do get in touch with me or Teresa.
I, for one, am delighted that Gardeners’ World is back to inspire us and guide us through the Spring weeks.