Jobs to be doing in your garden during May
Start planting out your summer bedding towards the end of the month now that the late frosts should have finished.
Plant out your summer hanging baskets and planters. Click here to see our ‘How to’ video.
Now that your spring bulbs are dying back, don’t be tempted to cut the dead foliage off, instead, dead head them and let them die back naturally and feed the bulbs with general purpose liquid fertiliser such as Tomorite – this will give an even better display next year.
Install a water butt if you haven’t already, start recycling water and save on your water bill – click here to find out more.
Prune the dead stems of early flowering clematis after flowering.
Tie in climbing plants such as roses and sweet peas.
Feed and water container plants – don’t forget about them, just because it’s not been very hot, doesn’t mean that they don’t need additional water. Make sure you use the right type of feed for your plants. If you’re unsure, please speak to a member of the team.
Keep up with weeding your flower beds, borders and vegetable gardens – this makes sure that all the nutrients in the soil go to your important plants.
Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of spring flowering bulbs.
Make sure you earth up your potatoes to get the best possible crop.
Make sure you have supports in place for your runner beans and peas as they grow in the warmer days.
Protect your soft fruit plants with netting to prevent the birds eating your crops.
Feed your lawn to encourage healthy growth throughout the summer. We have a range of products to suit your needs.
Cut back your evergreen hedges using shears or electric hedge trimmers.
And lastly – take some time to enjoy all your hard work and relax in your garden.