I was just looking at my list of jobs for April and thought I might share them with you as a prompt for stuff you might need to do. You will find a lot of things on my year round list appear something like four weeks after seeing them on Gardeners World or in a magazine, not because it takes me that long to cotton on but because I find my garden (up here) is about that far behind theirs. I have the jobs blocked out week by week in my little scribbly garden notebook.
(Last week of March if I was here I would try to plant out parsnip and potatoes - technically the ideal ground temperature should be 7 degrees!! Trim the lavender hedges - I actually don't don't have them any more! and scarify the lawn)
Here comes the four weeks of April (in my garden) ...
Sow beetroot outdoors (ideal soil temp 15 degrees/joke!!)
Feed roses - just the cheapest all-purpose feed like Phostrogen or Growmore - buy it by weight from somewhere like an allotment - I think I got the last lot from Diggle Lane allotment. I need some more so I will check it out soonish and let you know.
Feed clematis with bone meal - same source again to save money
Feed start Jasmine with bone meal
Sow runner beans indoors
Bug spray the roses - I use an all-purpose one that includes treatment for black spot etc
Begin weeding the lawn and fill with grass plugs or just weed and feed it
Sow carrots outdoors (ideal soil temperature 15 degrees)
Sow tomatoes indoors
All this is over ridden in my plot by just trying to get back on top of clearing up dead stuff and weeding - basically six months of no-one touching it.
That said I have just planted some Glory of the Snow (Chinodoxa) (this isn't my garden photo) and some Bluebells.
My friend gave me some tête a tête in a lovely pot for Easter and they have just about finished in the house so they will find a place in the garden soon.