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Plant of the month ... April

Another specimen from my own garden, this month's treasure is Kerria Japonica. Produces a stunning yellow display in April. What's your plant of the month?

Fab 5 Gardening Jobs to do in ... April

I have had several reminders that this months blog is late. No excuses, it just is! Anyway, down to business. 1. FREE Plants! Has your bamboo got too big? April is the perfect month to divide your Bamboo. Water well and dig up then simply divide with a spade - you can be quite rough! Re plant where needed and water well. Depending on size, you could easily go from having 1 plant to 3 or 4! You can also do this with grasses. 2. Pruning - now is a good time to prune many plants such as hardy fuchsias, lavender and buddleja's. Each plant has its own requirements but generally cut back to a healthy bud, take out thin struggling new shoots and occasionally take out older stems if the plant has b