May is a lovely month to be in the garden
Spring is here and the growing season is off to a great start. Show your garden some love this month to get it in shape for summer.
It's satisfying to plant your own hanging baskets and containers. Mix in water-retaining crystals and slow-release fertiliser for long lasting blooms. Trailing plants look lovely cascading down. One of the best selling basket plants is trailing petunia (Surfinia). Impatiens (Busy Lizzies) and lobellia are other favourites. Patio containers can look lovely if you fill each one with a single variety of plant for a burst of colour. You can also fill them with herbs to keep you supplied through the summer.
Jobs for this month:
Find time this month to seek out a bluebell walk and let the charming swathes of blue woodland flowers inspire you. If you don’t have bluebells in your garden think about planting drifts of a native English variety this autumn.
Until next month, happy gardening!