May Gardening Advice
Cow-parsley-lined and Hawthorn-blossom-filled hedgerows with Bluebells at their feet, hello to the dreamy days of May! This month’s list of gardening jobs is overwhelmingly endless so here are the top 10 on mine:
- Herbaceous borders
- Trim Buxus hedges and topiary.
- Vegetable plot:
- Herb garden:
- Cutting garden:
- Bedding plants:
- Fruit garden:
- Inspect plants for pests and diseases:
- Take time out of all this hard work.
Enjoy the many open gardens and flower shows. RHS Chelsea Flower Show is upon us again and I am overjoyed to see many of the garden designers highlight how gardening as therapy can help with the everyday stresses faced by so many people. Let’s celebrate the plants and gardens around us as the route to health and happiness. Call in for advice or if you just need a chat, you’ll find me amongst the Lupins or the Foxgloves or the Acers.
- Jane, Horticulturalist at Oakchurch Garden Centre.