May Gardening Tips
Last month has just been announced as the sunniest April on record and we very much hope the beautiful weather will return soon.
In the garden, there is plenty to be done in May, here are some ideas to keep you busy:
- Once there is no risk of frost, tender plants and vegetables can be left outside. So it is time to plant up summer containers, pots and hanging baskets and harden off summer bedding that has been grown under glass. Plant tender vegetables such as Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Aubergines, Peppers and Melons in grow bags. Sow Marrows, Courgettes, Runner Beans and Sweetcorn.
- Support taller perennials to prevent them bowing and snapping.
- Watch out for weeds that will start to appear, and weed borders as required.
- Continue with your lawn care regime – cutting, feeding, weeding – but set the blades slightly higher and gradually adjust them for a lower cut as the month progresses. This TLC will pay off and help to ensure it is looking lush and green over the summer months.
- Early flowering shrubs such as Kerria japonica, Forsythia and Ribes, that have finished flowering, can be pruned and given a tidy up.
With plenty of planting and blooming plants this month, watch your garden come alive.