Gardening Tips for May


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Gardening Tips for May

  1. 1. May Tips<br /><br />
  2. 2. During May a large variety of flowering shrubs and trees are at their best with striking colours brightening up any garden. Climbing plants such as Wisteria floribunda are also in full bloom during this time and will create a stunning feature in a sunny garden. At gardener we can provide you with the perfect patio style and pergolas ready for al to enjoy throughout the summer. We also<br />offer a very popular regular maintenance service. This allows you to continue enjoying your beautiful garden with minimal effort and no more regular mowing and weeding.<br /><br />
  3. 3. Tips...<br /><ul><li> Woody climbers can be tied to supports </li></ul> such as trellis and training wires<br /><ul><li> Runner and French beans, and Sweet Corn can </li></ul> be sown directly into outdoor seed beds<br /><ul><li> Shading should be applied to greenhouses
  4. 4. Now is the time to put grow through frames and </li></ul> supports into place for leggy herbaceous plants.<br /><br />
  5. 5. <ul><li> As they start to shoot above ground </li></ul> begin to earth up potatoes.<br /><ul><li> Begin to tie sweet peas into their supports
  6. 6. Evergreen hedges should be clipped.
  7. 7. Adult lily beetles are easy to spot as they are pillar box </li></ul> red, you must begin to watch out for these.<br /><br />
  8. 8. <ul><li> Keep an eye out for the first infestations </li></ul> of aphids as well as checking roses for the <br /> first signs of blackspot and mildew.<br /><ul><li>During these warmer months there are endless tasks </li></ul> to keep you busy in your garden. <br /><ul><li>Roses should be sprayed to protect them from pests, </li></ul> you may also wish to feed them with a rose fertilizer. <br /><ul><li>Support frames may need to be built around </li></ul> delphiniums and peonies. <br /><br />
  9. 9. <ul><li> Old tattered leaves should be trimmed </li></ul> away on evergreen ferns to allow new <br /> ones to come through.<br /><ul><li> A layer of composted bark or garden mulch helps to </li></ul> return moisture and provide nourishment to soil.<br /><ul><li> Plant out sprouted dahlia tubers 4-6 inches deep – put </li></ul> the stake first to avoid damage to the tuber. <br /><ul><li> Polyanthus and primroses can be split to produce more </li></ul> plants next year. Newly planted shrubs and flowers <br /> should be watered regularly with rainwater from a <br /> water buff when possible.<br /><br />
  10. 10. Message from Mark Vaughan at Gardeneer…<br />“People, when purchasing shrubs for their gardens, seem to concentrate on the flowers the shrub will produce and I feel they are missing out on a major aspect of gardening - the contrast between shrubs, or, to put it more simply, how two or more plants will interact. This is something that I keep in the forefront of my mind when designing a garden for a client and I do not rely simply on the flowers of a shrub to give the "wow" factor in the garden; people forget that foliage is a major contributor of interest in any well planned garden. Unlike flowers, foliage is not transient and will last throughout the growing season and, in many cases, give you a stunning autumn display.So, my advice is, when purchasing shrubs at your local garden centre or nursery, always think about what will enhance the flowering display of any shrub or herbaceous plant you may be considering.”<br /><br />
  11. 11. For more information or to book a consultation...<br />T:0844 8220 777<br /><br /><br /><br />