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April is a busy month in the garden and after a relatively mild and dry March there’s plenty to be getting on with. Dig It hosts Peter Brown and Chris Day look at some of the topical news stories including the new listings of poisonous plants (potentially toxic to humans and our pets) from the HTA, the peat-free debate continues, the seaside town of Morecambe receives a 12-acre wildflower meadow as part of The Eden Project’s National Wildflower Centre, plus events and those essential gardening tasks to be getting on with.
What’s on this month
4 - 10th April Community Garden Week 2022 celebrates the amazing community and school gardens across the UK.
Wednesday 13th at 4pm and Saturday 16th April, 3pm FREE Masterclass Creative Pots and Hanging Baskets.
Easter Weekend Good Friday 15th – Easter Monday 18th April. Please note the Garden Centre is closed on Easter Sunday.
Saturday 23rd April Celebrate National Asparagus Day
Royal Horticultural Society Flower Shows 2022 begins with the Malvern Spring Festival 5-8th May.
Dig It Top Five: Summer Bulbs At number one Agapanthus Blue followed by single colours of Cascading Begonias – Yellow (2), Red (3), Orange (4) and Pink (5).
Products and plants mentioned
Asparagus pre-pack in varieties available at the Garden Centre.
Horticultural fleece and make sure you have garden ties, twine, and raffia to keep climbers tidy.
Rhododendron ponticum and the lime tolerant form Rhododendron Inkarho.
Slug control products – including copper tape and Slug Gone and don’t forget to ask the for used coffee grounds from the Restaurant.
Dalefoot Wool Compost, Westland New Horizon Peat-Free and Homebase Peat Free multi-Purpose Compost trial.
Feeding outdoor plants Growmore, Blood, Fish and Bone and Vitax Q4. Available online and in-store.
Lawn Fertiliser Evergreen Complete 4-in-1 Lawn Fertiliser. Don’t forget our Dig It podcast from last month with lawn expert David Hedges-Gower for more information.
Our thanks to Chiltern Music Therapy for providing the music.
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