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Welcome to your monthly guide to gardening! It's always time to be cutting, planting scraping, digging, feeding, growing, pruning or planning something and this guide aims to help you organise your time to get the best results.

APRIL

April has come, and I’m glad to see it - damp, dull and warm - just how we expect it!  There has been a lot of talk about how the winter has blown its way through the spring but to be honest, what do you expect?  It’s often cold in March and the old saying, ‘in like a lion and out like a lamb’ is rarely true but ‘April showers’ usually is.  I think the problem is we are a nation of chatterers and we love to complain about the weather. The truth is, now in mid April, you can sow everything, plant everything and Nature will catch up quick enough! 

APRIL: SALADS AND TOMATOES

It's time for some fresh salad! Salads: In March I sowed a load of lettuce and spinach in the poly-tunnel, in a propagator, the type with a reservoir underneath called a Sa

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APRIL: BEANS

One of the big tests of the year is going to be beans. Oh yes, I can grow French and runner beans no problems. I have a fancy - now I’m on a low salt, low carb, low c

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APRIL: POTATOES

The same goes for potatoes - I haven’t planted any yet! I might have trouble getting seed potatoes now but if I do I will be growing Cara, because they will give

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APRIL: REST OF THE GARDEN

I've decided 2013 is going to be the year of summer bulbs. On the wooded side of the garden I have just received a big box of shade loving plants and the one I want to menti

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