Welcome to The Sunday Gardener

The Sunday Gardener is home to the best independent advice on all aspects of gardening. 

The April Calender has tips on what to do in the garden this month, and ideas for the veg plot. 

Check out The Sunday Gardeners Guest blog with Thompson and Morgan 

Starting a culinary herb garden

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  • English bluebells Hyacinthoides non-scripta 310
  • Aquilegia vulgaris plena 310
  • Erysimum-'Berdon.--common-name-wall-flower--310-x-240
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    Best Plants and Shrubs for April

    Clematis montana

    Clematis montana

    Clematis montana is a garden favourite and rightly so. If you have a good amount of space it is a lovely reliably climber which needs no pruning and some varieties have vanilla scented blooms - Growing tips.


    Bright blue bells

    Bluebells are lovely in a woodland setting and if you are tempted  to grow your own make sure you have a good amount of space, as they can take over. Check also that you buy the English variety. 

    Wildlife this month

    Fledgling birds

    Birds are nesting and baby birds are in the nest and will fledge soon. Even if that hedge looks a bit of a mess, resist the urge to cut it back unless you are sure there are no birds nests in it, and they usually are well hidden!

    Broad beans

    Broad beans

    Broad beans are some of the most hardy of veg and so are amongst the first which can be planted outside. Lots of growing tips to get a good crop broad beans are easy to grow and very rewarding.

    Gardening ideas and inspiration

    Clematis Piilu

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

    Lavatera 'Barnsley'

    Ideas for the Best Evergreen shrubs, Spring and Summer Flowering shrubs and fast growing shrubs.

    Bees on Sedum

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


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

    gloves and secateurs essential gardening kit

    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.

    Garden Pond with lilies in the rain

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

    Snails on a Hosta

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

    Award winning blogs

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