May's Gardening To-Do List!


  • Plant up containers and hanging baskets with summer bedding.
  • Harden off tender plants ready for planting towards the end of the month.
  • Prick out and pot on seedlings using John Innes No 1.
  • Continue to sow bedding plants and edibles to be used for later in the year or buy seedlings in store.

Fruit & Veg

  • Remember to mulch under early strawberries and use netting to protect from birds.
  • Greenhouse veg such as tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers can be planted into growbags or pots for the season.
  • Pinch out side shoots of upright tomatoes and train with plant support such as canes.


  • Keep on top of your growing lawn by mowing once every fortnight.
  • Feed lawns if not done in April


  • Allow ventilation in the greenhouses and apply shading.
  • Continue to deadhead spring plants that have flowered
  • Be wary of late frosts with tender plants.


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