Shirley Brohan from Blossoms on the Go provides the second tip for April.

April has arrived and its looking like the weather is a been a bit unpredictable at the moment for a lot of gardeners this can and is frustrating. I have to say it’s not stopping some of our keen gardeners we can see that people are making full use of green house and glass house even the kitchen windowsills are being used to start seeds and grow on plug plants.

The summer bedding plants have arrived and people are starting to pick up their favourite like the geranium or fuchsia trailing petunias which come in a selection of colours.

We are preparing window boxes and hanging basket here in the garden centre, they can growing away in the tunnels and hopefully will be filling with colour in a few weeks.

We use a slow release fertiliser in our compost and its feed up to 6 months and the with the hanging basket we used stay wet which is a swell gel that helps to keep the plants from drying out so fast. (no fear say you at the moment).

The variety of perennials is expanding ever week and it’s really nice to see all the new variety available and colours that will be coming into flower later on in the coming weeks.

If you do want colour in your pots the pansy and viola look fabulous full of colour the wallflower has lovely colour and can give your pot a bit of height too. The Aubrieta and the Campanula are also nice in bloom and low for front of pots so we can add /give you colour to brighten your pots and your day now.

We may be challenged with the weather but there is always something to do with a garden or prepare hope the weeks goes well. If you have any questions, please send a message we are happy to help.

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