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May Gardening Jobs

Gardening jobs for this month

  • Keep your greenhouse ventilated in the day, but don’t forget to close up in the evening to help keep the warmth in

  • Although we’ve had plenty of rain earlier in the year, you should keep an eye on keeping your plants well watered as we head in to dryer spells

  • With summer just around the corner, now’s a good time to hose down the decking and get it ready for use 

  • May is the time for summer bedding plants

  • Chelsea chop some of your late-flowering perennials in late May. This will delay flowering so you see blooms at varying times, rather than all at the same time

  • Hoe the ground regularly to keep on top of weed growth

  • Sow gourds like cucumber, squash, pumpkins and courgettes

  • Harvest early crops such as lettuce, radish, winter onions, early broad beans and asparagus 

  • Support herbaceous perennials with stakes or canes and twine

  • You can start to plant your tomatoes in late May

  • Prune early-flowering clematis and deadhead your tulips