Gardening in April

Spring is here and there is lots to be getting on with in the garden but beware of cold nights and frosts.

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Protect fruit blossoms from late frosts
Most are hardy but flowers and buds are vulnerable to frosts so may need protection

Tie rambling roses 
Prune your roses and tie them to their supports, ready for vigarous growth over the next few months. Unsure how to prune your rose? Follow this guide from the RHS.

Keep weeds under control
Pinch out weeds before they take hold and ruin your flower beds.

Start to feed your citrus plants Citrus plants are quite hungry, so use a nutrient-rich compost with 20% sharp sand/grit. Follow this Growing guide by the RHS.