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RHS Cardiff Flower Show

The season’s first major flower show kicks off this week as the RHS Flower Show Cardiff opens its doors with a riot of glorious daffodils to herald the arrival of spring.

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What to do in the garden in April?

April is a kind month, its warmth encouraging shoots and seedlings to burst into new growth at last. There are daffodils and the first tulips to enjoy, as well as spring perennials and the glory of spring blossom.

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RHS garden product of the year

The award recognises the best new garden gadgets, with entries judged on criteria including innovation, visual appeal, functionality, quality, value for money and environmental sustainability.

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Spring feed

Give everything a spring feed to get your plants up and raring to go again after a long, hard winter. 

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Pests and diseases

The caterpillar is increasingly common in London and the Home Counties, and feeds on the leaves of box from within a protective webbing, causing severe defoliation.

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Broad bean plants

Broad beans are incredibly hardy and germinate in cooler soil than most, so they’re among the first veg to go into the plot in spring.

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Easter Weekend Opening Hours

Good Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Easter Sunday CLOSED
Easter Monday 9am-5pm

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Looking after your Camellias

Spruce up your camellias after flowering to keep them neat, as these handsome evergreens can start to look a little messy as their winter and spring blossoms fade.

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Chelsea show garden

The RHS Feel Good Garden is designed by leading landscaper Matt Keightley for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. It will be a modern, stylish space designed to provide a therapeutic space focussing on health and wellbeing.

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Great Daffodil Appeal

The charity unveiled its ‘Garden of Light’ at Caernarfon Castle in North Wales featuring a giant 10ft tall daffodil lamp, lighting up each time anyone sits in the yellow armchair beneath.

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How to take care of your fruit trees and bushes

Fruit trees and bushes are big, generous plants that need plenty of goodness in the soil to produce their bumper crops each year. You can do your bit to boost nutrient levels by scattering slow-release fertiliser in spring.

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Plant of the Week: Hortensia hydrangeas

The huge, showy flower heads appear in late summer, a time when borders are often looking a little tired, with blooms so prolific they almost cover the bush, like an explosion of colour and beauty.

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