This exciting month is a mix of new growth and spring awakening, thanks to the showers in April and the ground starting to become warmer you will notice a lot of plants starting to grow quite rapidly.
If you have a greenhouse you can start your hanging baskets keeping them sheltered and watered ready for their grand entry to your garden in May.
If you do not have a greenhouse now is the time to pre order your baskets from the nursery.
Finish mulching if not done in autumn. Now is a good time to plant: new perennials.