May in Your Garden

It’s May in your garden and we have put together some tips for your May gardening…

 

  • Start by raking up those beautiful Autumn fallen leaves and use them as mulch around your garden to assist in retaining water and preventing water wastage
  • Sow those sweet pea seeds if you have not done so already! See our tips on how to sow sweet peas

SHRUBS

  • Now is the time to plant and transplant shrubs so that they have time to strengthen before the cold hits too hard
  • Plant hardy shrubs like; Strelitzia Reginae, Freylinia, Aloes, Viburnum tinus, Tulbaghia violacea or Silver Lace, Hemerocallis, Vygies, Nandina pygmaea and Cycas Revoluta
  • Visit us for a range of hardy shrubs and Winter and Spring flowering favourites around the nursery – with many on special now!

ANNUALS

  • Plant your winter and spring flowering annuals, like calendulas, pansies, poppies, primulas, violas, stocks and petunias (all currently available in a multitude of exciting seedling colours in the nursery!)

ROSES

  • Now is an ideal time to plant roses
  • With numerous varieties available in the nursery come and visit us to see our selection and plant now for a fabulous flush of flowers into Summer
  • Keep an eye out for fungal diseases and chat to our information ladies for assistance on what to use

VEGETABLES

  • Plant Winter Veggies: Broad beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Celery, Carrots, Chinese greens, Garlic, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Sugar Snap Peas, Rocket, Spinach, Turnips
  • Feed young vegetables with a high nitrogen feed to promote growth before the winter slow down
  • It’s a great time to plant Asparagus, just remember to dig a deep trench for planting

 

REMEMBER

Natural food sources are low for our flighted friends at this time, so remember to fill your bird feeders and feed the birds that visit your garden!