Ah, Springtime, the daffodils are starting to appear, the lawn is back to a lush green, indoor-sown seeds are starting to show promise, and it’s also time to start sowing outdoors.
Want to jazz up your garden and add some interesting variety this year? Let’s look at some great April sowing ideas, seeds you can plant right now to get your garden ready for the months ahead.
One of the best ground cover plants providing colour and depth to your garden or lawn. It can tolerate foot traffic, appears to have more flowers than foliage during its peak blooms, covers the ground in colour and breaks up all of the green, and it is perennial, returning every year and requiring much less maintenance than grass.
Make sure the soil is loose and free of weeds before you plant. Scatter the seeds evenly over the area and cover with a thin layer of soil, keep it moist at all times. Creeping thyme requires 4-5 hours of direct sunlight a day.
You’re going to love everything about the Magnolia Vine. This plant has it all – it’s gorgeous, easy to grow, cold-hardy, smells great, and it produces delicious berries that have phenomenal health benefits.
The Magnolia Vine is truly a superfruit. Packed with Vitamin C, E, essential oils and important minerals. Magnolia Vine is also known as the Five Flavor Fruit because its berries have a unique taste that is sweet, sour, bitter, spicy, and salty. Many people say the taste is one of the most unique and satisfying they’ve ever had.
Growing to 15 to 30 feet and easily trained to move in any direction, the vines will make a stunning addition to your garden walls, fences or trellises.
Rub the seeds with sandpaper to soften them and then soak in warm water for 48 hours.
Sow after 0.5 cm deep and keep the soil very moist at all times. Place it on the sunny windowsill.
Campanula carpatica blue
A very old favourite for the rock garden, or even the front of the border or in a container, this plant produces a succession of wide-open, upwards-facing, blue cup-shaped flowers from July to September. Perennial. Height 6-12 inches.
The seeds should be sown on the surface of the soil, press lightly into the soil but do not cover as they need light to germinate. The soil should be kept moist at all times. Germination takes between 14 and 28 days.
Campanulas are easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
They require an average amount of water, as they do not tolerate wet or overly dry conditions. Root zones that remain waterlogged tend to get root rot pathogens and can quickly lead to losses.
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