Garden Pottering in May

Spring is in full bloom and the garden is springing to life. Time to get out the May pottering check list. Houses plants need some love too and this is the ideal time to repot house plants in fresh soil. I like to give them a little day trip into the garden on mild days at this time of year.

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May garden

Spring is in full bloom and the garden is springing back to life.  My spring bulbs are starting to fade out telling me it`s time to get out the May garden pottering checklist.

Houses plants need some love too and this is the ideal time to repot house plants in fresh soil. I like to give them a little day trip into the garden on mild days at this time of year.

My lawn has a few bald patches so it`s time to feed and seed the lawn and lower the blades on the mower to the summer cut height.

In the borders

  • Get ready to plant out summer bedding plants at the end of the month.
  • Lift out and divide daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs.
  • Stake and support tall perennials and climbers.
  • Plant up hanging baskets.
  • Prune spring flowering shrubs.

In the vegetable patch

  • Support bean and pea plants.
  • Place tomato plants outside to harden off.
  • Harvest asparagus.
  • Protect carrots from carrot fly by covering with horticultural fleece.
  • Protect strawberries with straw.
  • Check fruit trees and bushes for pests.
  • Move out seedlings during the day to harden off.
  • Open doors and vents to air out the greenhouse.

Weeding and pests

  • Keep on top of those weeds.
  • Check under leaves for bugs and pests.
  • Check roses for blackspot

In my garden, Mrs Blackbird has been busy collecting bedding for her nest reminding me to check for bird nests before pruning trees and shrubs. I give them fresh water daily in a bird bath.

Happy garden pottering.

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