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  • Edward Bowring

Gardening Jobs for April

Finally it's spring!

This year it has felt a long time coming but now the days are getting longer and the soil is warming clear your head and get out into the garden. The Chichester Gardener is based in West Sussex so if you live a little further north you might have to delay a bit depending on the weather!


Main chitted potatoes, shallots,

Jerusalem artichokes, asparagus crowns.

Summer flowering bulbs such as lilies and



Tomatoes, sweetcorn, squash, beans,

salads undercover.

Hardy annuals and perennials.

Radish, cabbage, parsnip, beetroot,

spinach and chard direct.

The frosts aren't over yet so remember to

protect seedlings and new growth!


Start mowing if you haven't already,

but not too short yet!

Trim lawn edges for a nice straight edge.

Reseed any bare lawn patches or lay turf.



Heather (winter flowering) after the flowers disappear to prevent them becoming too leggy.

Lavender to prevent them getting straggly.



Dead foliage on perennials.


Winter pansies.

Daffodils and tulips but let the foliage die back.


Perennials, shrubs, borders and soft fruit.


Tie in new growth of climbers, clematis, honeysuckle, sweet peas, roses.

Stake/support perennials while you can.

Weeds - get them under control now!

Enjoy the warmth of spring!


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