Vegetables that prefer warmer temperatures areChinese cabbage, kale and cauliflower, radicchio, cucumbers, pumpkin, courgettes, melon, runner beans, bush beans and sweetcorn. But you can start growing them in a warm place in April. Also make sure you have started growingtomatoes, peppers and chillies. You can transfer your plants outside after the last frost in mid-May.
April is also the time to sowsunflowers, marigolds and garden cosmos,and plant bulbs such asgladioli and dahlias so you can enjoy a gorgeous sea of flowers this summer.
Other jobs for April
Remove mulchbefore you start sowing and planting - this allows the sun's rays to warm the soil.
In April everything starts to grow - includingweeds. Remove them now to prevent things from getting out of hand - that way they can't grow into strong plants that take over your garden.
Have a great spring and lots of fun gardening this April!