With summer just around the corner…
April is an exciting month, as the garden slowly start to come to life. Here is what you could do in the garden this month.
Get outside with a good clean pair of secateurs and start pruning your shrubs.
Shrubs, hedges and trees should be pruned before the birds begin to take nest, so keep a watch out for our feathered friends.
Remove any foliage from any overgrown evergreen shrubs from the base and also prune your summer-flowering shrubs, such as hydrangeas. By cutting off any dead or damaged wood and greenery will help encourage new healthy growth.
The lovely Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' (above) makes a lovely feature in a partially shady border and their faded flower heads are good in dried flower arrangements or left on the plant over winter. Remove faded flowerheads in spring after the danger of frosts, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds. Take out misplaced or diseased shoots.