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May Garden by Julia’s Garden Care

  • Author: Julia Hoskins
  • Published: 2nd May 2017
  • Categories: Blog, Business, Clanfield

May is a busy month in the gardening calendar.  The soil is warming up and direct sowing is becoming an option. There’s still a risk of frost so avoid putting out tender plants until the end of the month to be on the safe side. There’s plenty of wildlife out and about so try and plant flowers that will provide a good source of nectar and leave a few areas around the garden a little less tidy so that beneficial insects have somewhere to hide.  Clanfield’s soil is chalky so plants that are alkaline loving should be your first choice.

So, what should you be concentrating on in the garden this month?

Soil: start with basics of improving the health of your flower beds by mulching to suppress weeds and improve soil structure.

Seeds: if you haven’t started sowing seeds for this season’s flowerbed then now is the time.  Why not try direct sowing annuals outdoors into a prepared bed?

Plant:  For really vibrant colour that’s also wildlife friendly in your flowerbeds why not try perennial wallflower Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’? 

These are just a few ideas to get you started this month but if you want further assistance then Julia’s Garden Care will be able to offer make your garden bloom this summer.

Julia Hoskins

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