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The Sunday Gardener is an independent website packed full of gardening advice, tips, seasonal information and pages of practical gardening info.  There are over 200 pages of gardening advice and if you need more information e-mail The Sunday Gardener for help.

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Gardening Calendar a month by month guide.

Buying and caring for bedding plants

Pruning in April

Growing Sweet peas and other annuals

Which veg to sow in April

What to do in the Garden in April.


Best Shrubs and Plants for April

Tulip Peony type Angelique

April is always about Tulips they are the star of the show, and such a range of shapes colours and sizes. Flowering from late March through to May Tulips brighten up the day.

This is a Peony type tulip, there are many to choose from take a look for next year's display. Pinterest has images of all types of Tulips many taken at the Tulip capital of the world, Keukenhof. Perhaps by next year we will be able to visit again.


Camellia are fantastic showy shrubs which bloom in late winter and early spring. They have large rose like flowers with glossy foliage. Camellia are fussy about where they are planted and it is essential they are grown in ericaceous soil, or in a container filled with ericaceous compost.

How to Grow Camellias


A great spring combination, soft blue flowers of the Ceanothus planted with pinks of Clematis Montana.

Ceanothus is easy to grow, provided it is planted in a sheltered spot. C. Montana is one of the easier Clematis to grow as it is pruning Group 1.

room for a chilli on the Windowsill

Chillies are fun to grow and you do not need a lot of space, just a pot on the windowsill will be fine. Chillies like it warm and sunny, and make great house plants with the attractive red flowers. One large plant will keep your curries warm all year.

Tips about Growing Chillies

The Sunday Gardener You Tube videos

A selection of the  most popular videos, How to make your wisteria flower, Clematis Pruning groups 1,2 & 3 explained, How and when to remove shoots from tomato plants and all about the "Chelsea Chop" plus 70 more videos on a range of gardening topics and wildlife.

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Gardening ideas and inspiration

Allium with butterfly

Easy to grow Spring and Summer flowering plants, advice as to the best climbing and scented plants to suit your garden.

Ceanothus in bloom lovely soft blue flowers

Ideas for best  Evergreen shrubs, Spring and Summer Flowering shrubs and fast-growing shrubs.

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Advice on plants to attract bees and butterflies into your garden. Check out the 10 Best wildlife friendly plants and shrubs.

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How to grow your own veg, including growing from seed and the best veg for growing in containers.

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A month by month guide with advice and top tips what to do in the garden each month. Seasonal monthly advice in the Sunday Gardener's Newsletter.

ducks on garden pond

An easy step-by-step guide with illustrations on how to build a pond, choosing a pond liner, and attracting wildlife to your pond.

gardening tips

Pages of gardening tips including how to get rid of slugs and snails, what frost hardy means, when to use the Chelsea Chop and much more.

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Regular posts with gardening chat on the Sunday Gardener's award-winning blog, including visitors' questions.

Last updated 12.04.2021