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Bounce Magazine April Edition 2017

Featuring The Jacksons, Hayseed Dixie, Property, Interiors and Garden Special, The Milsom Wedding Show, Spring Trends and much more.

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APRIL 2017 APRIL | ISSUE 2017 #54 | ISSUE | HOME #54 & GARDEN April SUNSHINE AND SHOWERS BY KATE LINES Kates Top Tip : Take cuttings of your favourite conifers. Spring is finally in evidence as daffodils and flowering trees start to bloom. Expect the inevitable April showers this month but with sunny days too, when you can turn your attention to the lawn. It’s an exciting month, with indoor-sown seeds well into growth, and it’s also time to start sowing outdoors. Just watch out for frosts... Deadhead daffodils and narcissi; give them a liquid feed or a sprinkling of bonemeal and then let them die down. Don’t cut off the leaves as they are necessary to replenish the bulb for next year. Keep deadheading spring bedding to keep it looking neat, and to encourage new flowers. Now the soil is warming up and things are starting to grow, add general purpose fertiliser before covering with mulch especially in borders, the fruit and vegetable patch and containers. Carry on removing moss and weeds from paths, terraces and drives. Make new beds and borders - mark the shape with sand trickled from a bottle, remove the top layer of growing vegetation and dig the ground over, incorporating as much organic matter as possible. If you are making a bed in the lawn, remove the turf – if you dig it in the buried grass will regrow. 34

SPECIAL FEATURE APRIL 2017 | ISSUE #54 | HOME & GARDEN APRIL 2017 | ISSUE #54 Top jobs this month: 1. Keep weeds under control 6. Increase the water given to houseplants 2. Protect fruit blossom from late frosts 7. Feed hungry shrubs and roses 3. Tie in climbing and rambling roses 8. Sow new lawns or repair bare patches 4. Sow hardy annuals and herb seeds 9. Prune fig trees 5. Start to feed citrus plants 10. Divide bamboos and waterlilies 35