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Wednesday August 22 , 2018

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May Garden Jobs

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secateurs-240Every month brings with it a list of jobs that need doing in the garden and May is no exception!  This is a busy time of year generally and this year is no exception. Your garden will benefit from TLC this month to give it the best chance of performing well for you during the summer months.  Some May garden jobs for that list of yours...

 

  • Keep an eye on your watering.  Sheltered plants might still need a little extra and if you've been keeping plants back in the greenhouse a little longer than usual they'll need a good regular supply too.
  • Protect tender plants or shoots from frosts and cold winds
  • Keep weeds under control
  • Cut grass as the daffodil or tulip leaves turn yellow and begin to die back
  • Lift tulip bulbs when they're over, store them in a dark and dry place until autumn
  • Prepare supports for climbers
  • Harden off hanging baskets
  • Place straw mulch under strawberries
  • Clear out spring bedding plants
  • Thin out annuals and vegetables already sown outdoors
  • Sow vegetables every few weeks to get a continuous crop later in the year
  • Protect crops from carrot fly
  • Allow plenty of ventilation in the greenhouse
  • Scarify lawns where dead moss is a problem
  • Check for pests and diseases both in the greenhouse and outside
  • Stake or support tall and/or floppy plants
  • Deadhead flowers as needed.

 

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Nicki Jackson is Blue Daisy's garden designer & owner. A former HR consultant Nicki still finds the time to run Blue Daisy, design gardens and planting plans, write a blog, keep our gardening clients happy and offer IIP advice and outplacement support through Blue Daisy Consultancy.

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