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May is with us, the day length is increasing and hopefully, the late spring will set us up for a great summer in the garden. It’s a busy time, so without more ado, let's have a look at our gardening tasks for May.
April already! As last year, this year has started at a gallop!
March is with us and already the year is galloping on! The days begin to lengthen, the temperatures start to rise and the light intensity is increasing too!
February already and hopefully spring is not too far away! January gave us some cold weather but in most parts of the country it gave us what we really wanted – much-needed rainfall, to refill our reservoirs and bring much-needed moisture to our dry autumn gardens.
We have reached the month of June already! Another year is flying by! Recently we have had some heavy rain and boy did we need it, our gardens were getting on the dry side! June is a key month in our gardens as growth really accelerates, so it is really important to keep on top of things to make your gardening easier later in the summer!
Watering becomes increasingly important in June as the days lengthen and the sun’s intensity increases, often resulting in rapid growth. Late April and early May were dry times in many areas of the UK, but fortunately, recent downpours have improved the situation.
‘British Tomato Fortnight’ is an annual event that aims to celebrate and highlight the wonderful British tomato! This fortnight encourages consumers to buy local tomatoes and to 'grow your own' tomatoes.
There is nothing quite as magnificent as growing your own vegetables, but tomatoes really are the pièce de résistance when it comes to the satisfaction of tending and eating the fruits of your labours!
There is still time to get rid of moss patches in the lawn, using moss-killer or by raking. Don’t forget you can improve ‘thinning’ areas by ‘over-sowing’ with a quality lawn seed mixture and raking in where possible. Remember though that you need to keep the surface moist until the new grass becomes established.