9 Gardening Jobs for May

Dawn Raymond
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With two Bank Holidays, early morning frosts coming to an end, coupled with warm weather and light evenings, May really is the month when Spring comes alive. Now is the time to put out bedding plants and prepare the garden for the Summer months to come. Here are the Wido Top 9 Gardening Jobs for May.

  1. Prune out frost damage from affected evergreen shrubs
  2. Divide clumps of herbaceous perennials, bamboos and clumps of bulbs
  3. Train and tie sweet peas and other climbing plants such as clematis and honeysuckle to their supports. The Wido metal garden arch comes in a pack of 1 or 2, and is perfect for training climbing plants to create a dramatic entrance or peaceful arbour.
  4. Start planting up hanging baskets
  5. Keep hanging baskets, pots and troughs well watered
  6. Use a stiff brush or pressure washer to remove algae from paths
  7. Use a half-moon edging iron to make a 3 inch gutter around the edge of the lawn to prevent grass from creeping into borders.
  8. Sow the following crops directly into the ground if conditions are fine:  lettuce, spinach, rocket, radish, watercress, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, french beans, runner beans.
  9. Plant out bedding plants towards the end of the month, providing frosts are no longer a problem.

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