The April/May Garden
Hello Gardeners. April & May are busy times in the garden, sowing seeds, potting on seedlings, preparing the greenhouse ready for tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers etc.
Stake the tall plants (i.e. Delphiniums) early before they get too tall. Then there are lawns to mow & edge, the list goes on & on.
Tulips, the last of the spring bulbs to showoff with their rainbow colours (yes there are green ones) brightening any garden. They are the glamour girls, in pots or in the border they stand out. Although they don’t have the longevity of the daffodils, when grown in borders with their knockout colours they are well worth growing.
Cherry Trees & Magnolia are in blossom now, their pastel coloured blooms against a bright sky are stunning.
Jobs for the next month
Feed borders with blood, fish & bonemeal or chicken pellets.
Scarify lawns to remove moss.
Weed borders & vegetable beds before weeds get established.
Check tender & half hardy plants overwintered in the greenhouse & increase watering.