Things to do in April
It feels as though everything speeds up in the garden in April. Young seedlings are eagerly poking through the soil, and there’s an abundance of new foliage and gorgeous spring flowers to enjoy. Browse our selection of practical projects and planting guides for the month.
Ways to help garden wildlife
Arbutus unedo is a large, bushy, evergreen shrub with rough bark and dark green leathery leaves. Its bell-shaped autumn flowers resemble those of lily of the valley and have a strong honey fragrance, while its fruits resemble strawberries or lychees. Both the flowers and fruit are found on the tree at the same time, making it a particularly lovely specimen, especially in small gardens.