May is one of the busiest months in the garden, as summer approaches. Planting out bedding and regular lawn mowing can begin as the temperature increases but be sure to protect seedlings from any overnight frost.
- Earth up potatoes by drawing soil up around the stems to create a ridge. As the stems continue to grow, repeat this process. This will protect early shoots against frost damage but also ensure that the potatoes that are growing are not exposed to light, which will turn them green.
- Deadhead tulips and daffodils & apply Vitax Organic Liquid Seaweed to encourage a good display next year. Allow foliage to die down naturally.
- Liquid feed plants in containers with Tub and Hanging Basket feed every two to four weeks. Pot on plants showing signs of being root bound. Check for vine weevil in the rootball (creamy, orange-headed maggots).