In the last week of May as long as there
is no forecast of frost, you can start planting
your summer bedding out that you have just
purchased from the garden centre. An hour
before planting water the plants in their
containers and remember to water after planting.
If you have grown bedding plants from seed
in the greenhouse then slowly harden them
off before planting.
Flowering currant and forsythia shrubs can
be pruned as soon as they have finished
flowering. With both these shrubs you should
Remove one -third of the oldest flowering
stems. If your shrubs are very old you can
rejuvenate them by cutting them back to
nearly ground level, but it could take several
seasons for them to flower again.
Out Your Fuchsia
Pinching out the tips of your fuchsia will
encourage it to become more bushier.
For each tip you take off two side shoots
will develop and in turn will produce flowers.
Tall growing plants such as Delphinium,
Lupin and monkshood need a frame work of
canes and string around then to help prevent
them been damaged by winds. May can be a
very stormy month.