What is meant too be happening in the garden in May?
Are you asking what you should be doing, what is likely to be flowering or something else...
8 May, 2010
Hmm, well the mind boggles, I can think of lots of things to say, but I'm not sure what you're asking. Are you meaning what should you be doing in the garden in May?
Both really ladies. What should I be doing in the garden in may and what should be flowering, as not much is happening here in London! What were you thinking of saying Bamboo? lol Do you like my wildlife area by the way?
Again, that's a big question, because the answer's different depending on what you have in your garden in terms of shrubs, lawn, etc. It's cold at the moment and that will slow things down a bit, but usually by the end of May, the growth rate of things is quite startling, particularly of the lawn - you'll be mowing that weekly by then. And weeding is essential, they grow fast too in May.The other thing that's done in May (though not quite yet) is summer bedding - pots, tubs, baskets with all those tender annuals for the summer display to be put out by the end of May.
ok thank you
Weed, weed and weed some more. Once danger of frost is past plant out your bedding plants and plants you have grown from seed such as sweet peas remembering to give them something to climb up. Keep watering the foliage of your spring bulbs once a week with half strength liquid tomato food until they start to die back. Take the time to look at your garden and see if there are any hole you need to fill or, conversely anything that is getting too big for its boots and needs pruning or removing.
If you have a veggie garden hoe to keep the weeds down, preferably on a dry day so the weeds can't reestablish themselves, ridge up your potatoes, keep a watch for unwelcome beasties and birds attacking your veg. By the end of the month you should be thinning your seedling brassicas out if you planted straight into the soil. Plant small sowings of salad leaves every week or so to give you a regular crop. Check for slugs just before you go to bed - go out with a torch! Keep harvesting your rhubarb and don't let it flower. Really the list is endless...
Thanks Mg a lot of info there. Was looking at the brassia seedlings and thinking of thinning, looks like Im on track
9 May, 2010
Depending on size you may be able to thin now - how big are they?
3 inches or so
I'd leave them for a week or so yet.
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