April is one my favourite months of the gardening year. The weather might be variable and sometimes challenging, but there are always fine spells when you can get out and get busy. Longer days means a lot can be achieved, so plan your activities carefully to make the most of time spent gardening. You can read tips on what to tackle this April - and you'll find some of the best tools for the job right here.


Alan’s choice

One really shouldn't have favourites, but of course I do! I have chosen 50 plants that I couldn't live without. Here are 3 great performers if you are still spoilt for choice.

  • Geranium Rozanne Gerwat

    From £8.99

  • Hydrangea Arborescens Annabelle

    From £9.99

  • Ammi majus

    From £7.99

Top tip of the month

Variegated plants

Plants with contrasting stripes, splodges and spots on their foliage are big sellers for good reason......

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Monthly musings


If you’ve had your work cut out getting to grips with the habits of hardy annuals....

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