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April brings warm spells when spring is in the air when it's lovely to get out into the garden and enjoy it.

Strawberries are one of our favourite fruits and fully hardy which means you can plant them out now. To encourage an earlier crop cover with a cloche for added warmth.

Remember though, it is still too early to plant out bedding plants and tender vegetables.

Ideas for gardening in April.

Early flowering Clematis in April is C. alpina 'Frankie' which is a lovely soft blue. All the C. alpina are group 1, no complicated pruning requirements and will tolerate some shade ideal for growing in shady corners of the garden.

Advice on planting and growing Clematis.

Time to start germinating tomatoes or growing small plug plants. To ensure you have a great crop of tasty tomatoes check out "Success with Tomatoes" a new e book by the Sunday Gardener, just £1.99

 Ideas on what to grow 2017, and tips on germination.

In April Aquilegias are in full flower and illustrated is a great, easy to grow spring combination.  Aquilegia'Swan-Lavender which is a herbaceous perennial with Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gold' an ever green shrub and a scented, deciduous Rhododendron luteum. 

Staying with the bright yellow spring theme, the Marsh Marigold is stunning buttercup yellow. It is a herbaceous perennial which returns reliably each year likes damp, boggy areas and is very happy growing alongside a pond or stream in wet conditions. 

Climbing Plants are great to add interest and height in a border. Many climbing plants are easy to grow and there is advice and video on how to plant and grow the ever popular Clematis

Information about selecting and growing Flowering Plants,Shrubs and Bushes.

Struggling to identify a shrub or plant?

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Gardening tips and help on how to grow all sorts of vegetables and inspiring images of vegetable in some of our best RHS and show gardens on Pinterest.

More than ever gardening is about being greener and helping wildlife. Ideas about wildlife friendly plants and plants for bees  and butterflies which are easy to grow and will ensure your garden has a buzz.


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