Mzzz B's May Garden Blog
The 1st of May seemed more like April! A return to cooler temperatures and wetter weather after what has seemed like an early summer! The garden seems to be at least 3 weeks ahead of normal, the wisteria is in full bloom, the Rosa banksia which usually starts to come out the last week in April is fully out. But maybe this spell of cooler weather will hold things back! Gardening is a gamble at the best of times, when do we expect the last frost? when do we put out tender perennials? when do we start sowing seeds outside? it is all a bit of a gamble.
So, as bulbs fade and herbaceous borders grow in leaps and bounds, it is hopefully now clear that summer is approaching. Sowing and planting out bedding can begin, at the end of the month. Make sure you have hardened plants off before planting out. This means keeping them in a greenhouse or cold frame overnight then putting them out in the day time, once overnight temperatures are higher then they can be left out.
It's also time to get back into the lawn mowing regime, as the lawn will be loving the warmer temperatures this month brings.
Things to do this month:
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