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We love April
Expert’s choice Double tulips • It’s time to embrace the beauty and long-flowering nature of these striking tulips, says Graham Rice
5 FREE lilies of the valley with every shade-loving Astrantia Collection
The Full Monty • The relationship between gardener and garden is symbiotic, says Monty, and each must change in order to sustain their balance and vitality
Have your say • The view from your side of the fence
Clippings • Our roundup of the month’s latest gardening news and views
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Grow your FREE* seeds • It’s time to sow herbs and hardy annuals so your coriander and sunflowers are ready to go now
PLANTS WITH PURPOSE Part 2: Shrubs • Find out how shrubs can transform your borders and pots as Carol Klein reveals some of her favourite varieties and shows why these plants have star quality
Big ideas for small spaces • Turning even the tiniest plot into a horticultural haven can be a daunting prospect, especially for beginners. Monty reveals his secrets to great design for even the smallest space
Cool & calm • Inspired by a springtime woodland floor, Adam Frost shows how to create a container that will thrive in dappled shade. It relies predominantly on the texture, shapes and forms of the foliage, and how they play off against one another. The Semiaquilegia provides colour among the fresh greens, but the container still holds interest even when the flowers have gone.
“A welcoming sanctuary for both people and wildlife” • In this unique split-level city garden, elegantly designed and based around native plants, Ian Stallard’s love of wildlife shines through
Are you proud of your garden? • Our annual competition to find Britain’s best garden is now open!
Enjoying fresh veg • Master the key skills for simple and delicious homegrown harvests
How to prepare soil for veg
How to plan what to grow;
SAVE AN EXTRA 10% ON SALE PRICES • Boost your planting schemes for less with this fantastic offer from Farmer Gracy. Whether your garden is traditional or contemporary, you’ll find top-notch varieties to suit all styles to ensure that every border and pot is brimming with colour. Choose from the entire range of summer bulbs and perennials, and enjoy an extra 10% saving on sale prices this April.
How to sow veg seeds in the ground
How to thin rows of seedlings
Your How to veg and herb year planner • Find out how and when to sow your favourite crops and when to harvest sow undercover sow directly outside Harvest
How to sow veg seeds indoors
How to grow veg from plugs
How to make a support for climbers
How to feed and water crops
How to harvest
Where do I start? • Wildlife-friendly gardening
Your wildlife month • April is an exciting month in the garden. Birds such as tits, blackbirds and robins are well into their breeding seasons, along with all manner of insects, including bumblebees, hoverflies and butterflies. Our ponds are full of tadpoles and we may even hear the pig-like snuffles of hedgehogs courting in the night. Avoid the temptation to tidy up: long grass,...