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brigh red growth on Photinia 'Red Robin'
  1. Keep bedding plants frost free
  2. Prune Hydrangeas
  3. Prune winter flowering Jasmine
  4. Sow sweet peas and other hardy annuals
  5. Sow under glass tender annuals and vegetables
  6. Plant early potatoes

More April tips


The Sunday Gardener YouTube Channel

Check out 80 short videos on The Sunday Gardener's YouTube channel full of gardening tips and ideas.

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How to prune an unknown (variety) Clematis and What to do about weedy seedlings


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Best shrubs and plants for April


Bright red foliage of Photina 'Red Robin'

Ubiquitous it maybe, but Photinia Red Robin is easy to grow and makes a great display of its bright red foliage at this time of year.

Tolerant of most soil types (except waterlogged) Photinia will grow in partial shade but has the best colour in the sun. White flowers in summer and berries in Autumn Photinia also make a good hedging shrub.

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Bright yellow Rhododendron Luteum is also scented

Rhododendrons are often considered to be big and blousy for most gardens. But in fact Rhododendrons come in all sizes and in addition to some very bright stand out colours, there are also subtle shades of pinks, creams and pastel blooms.

They are mostly evergreen and easy to grow, undemanding of much by way of growing conditions other than an acid soil.Illustrated is the deciduous, yellow and fragrant R. Luteum 

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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.

bee on sedum

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

tomatoes on the vine ripening

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

toms in hanging basket

A month by month guide with  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, installing 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.

gardening calender  month by month what to do in the garden

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