I am joining in again with a group of gardeners from far and wide to share what's going on in our gardens in April. It is also a bit of a wrap of what has been happening in March too. The Garden Share Collective is hosted by Lizzie and if you have a moment or two then it is well worth a looksee.
By the looks of things, April is going to be a green month. We have had some decent rain during March, 83mm all up and most of that last week. It has been so refreshing for the soil and for the soul. The temperatures have been warm some days and quite cool others. Typical for this changeover time of the year. Maximum for March was 35.3degC and the minimum was 9.4degC both recorded on my veranda which is sheltered so garden temperatures would be both hotter and colder.
The temperatures must be just about right though because all of the summer vegetables are having an autumn flush and refusing to give up their spots in the patch.
I thought instead of showing the usual vegetable/ fruit/ herb garden pictures I would share some things that don't usually make it onto the blog. The front garden for example. Right now it could do with a good weed and a tidy up. It is looking a bit boring because it is just green, not many flowers to break up the monochrome.
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- snow peas
- broad beans
- kohl rabi
- finger limes
- the odd strawberry
Some of the recent rain came in via a mighty storm with wind and lightning and small hail. The wisteria didn't take too kindly to it and working out what to do with it is a job for April. Last month it was the jasmine that needed to be righted. I'm not sure this job will be as easy.
I don't think I've shared a picture of my sugarcane as yet. Well, here it is. I've gone so far against the trend of giving up sugar that I'm growing it in my backyard. Not that I will actually get any actual sugar from it. I just wanted to have a bit of fun and grow something different.
Things to do in April
- plant some lavenders
- fix up the wisteria
- mow the grass
- turn the compost
- keep weeding
- pull out spent summer plants as necessary
- grow some microgreens and sprouts
- have fun