Do’s May

What to do in the garden for May

  • Evergreen shrubs can still be moved
  • Spring flowering Camellias can be disbudded for larger flowers
  • Tulips and Dutch Iris can be planted now
  • Pinch back spring flowering annuals to strengthen growth
  • Tidy Hellebores & apply a complete fertilizer + dolomite lime
  • Monitor vegetable crops for pests and weeds
  • Seedlings of Asian vegetables can be sown till mid May
  • Prepare beds for Onion seedlings in late winter
  • Plant new Strawberry plants
  • Tie up sweet Pea plants
  • Rake up fallen leaves and compost
  • Try not to buy plastic wrapped early Roses as the frosts will burn them