May gardening tips
Summer is nearly here!
As your garden starts to blossom and bloom, you’ll know that summer is right around the corner. Now is the time to start sowing and planting out bedding, and you’ll need to put a regular slot in the diary for cutting the grass too. Here are our May gardening tips.
What to do in the garden in May
Plants and Flowers
Keep an eye on more delicate plants and flowers in case unseasonable weather should strike. Sow pretty poppies, bright cornflowers and scabious which will make your garden hum with life from appreciative bees and butterflies.
Now the warmer weather is here why not get tropical and sow some melons?! Believe it or not some varieties of melon will grow well even in the temperamental British climate. Try the orange sherbet variety for optimum results.
Start digging up earthy potatoes for a delicious accompaniment to summer salads.
Top 5 gardening tasks for May
- Get summer bedding all planted at the end of the month (unless the weather remains very chilly).
- Get the most out of your watering by doing so early in the morning or after sunset so the hot rays of the sun don’t evaporate it before it has absorbed.
- Ventilate your greenhouse and prevent it from getting too hot by opening doors on warmer day.
- If you have hedges that need trimming remember to check for birds nests before you start.
- If your daffodils are looking a little overcrowded, take some out and plant them elsewhere.
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