I’d like to introduce you to some of my favourite cut flowers; these beautiful, easy to grow flowers, don’t require any cosseting. You can sow these flowers from seed this month, directly where they are to flower, so there’s no messing about with potting seedlings on, and no need for a greenhouse or any special kit or equipment.
There are so many fabulous varieties of Nigella available.
I love April, it’s such a super month in the garden – there are so many beautiful vegetables that you can sow now.
With April sunshine and showers, let’s hope we see lots of rainbows this month!
Sowing seeds is a wonderfully cost-effective way of gardening and a quick and easy way to provide a valuable source of nectar, pollen and food for insects. If you would like to grow more plants beneficial to bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects then now is a good time to sow the following seeds under cover: Cosmos bipinnatus and Verbena bonariensis.
I love the excitement of the garden at this time of year with colourful, cheery spring flowers emerging and the promise of so much more to come. This is such an invigorating and inspiring time with so much to see and do in the garden!
Prune Figs. The latex that figs readily emit when you prune is an irritant, so it’s advisable to wear gloves whilst pruning or tending to your plants, and then wash your hands thoroughly once you’ve finished.