What to do in the garden in April? The garden is getting busy in April with the soil warming and the days longer. You can lift, divide and plant herbaceous perennials now as well as move evergreen shrubs and small trees. Feed the new growth and retain spring moisture by mulching with garden compost or well rotted manure.
Tie in the new growth of rambling and climbing roses and clematis. Sprinkle a slow-release fertiliser around the base of your strawberry plants, raspberry canes, fruit trees and fruit bushes, followed by a mulch of well-rotted manure or compost for bumper crops this year. Plan ahead and plant summer-flowering bulbs now, such as Lilies, Gladioli and Freesias. Read this handy guide for help with planting bulbs.