Check out our latest gardening reminders for May 2020 put together by chairman and horticulturist John Richardson.
6. In mild weather slugs and snails may well begin to eat the shoots of newly growing perennials. Use environmentally approved slug pellets as a control.
7. Dahlias may begin to sprout in mild conditions under glass, but don't plant out until frost is past. Consider taking cutting of the first shoots.
8. Towards the end of the month collect woody twigs to use as supports for perennials before they get too long and straggly.
9. Apply residual weedkillers to gravelled driveways and footpaths. Be careful to ensure that the application is confined to the treated area and not surroundings. Significant drift can occur when using a pressurised sprayer.
10. Begin mowing the lawn weekly, but with the blades set quite high until the rate of growth increases. Dig out those perennial weeds that suddenly appear.
11. Check stakes and ties of trees planted in the last 2 years, stakes should still be sound and the tree ties not strangling the tree.
12. As the danger of night frost diminishes apply mulches to the soil to help conserve moisture.
View our full list of gardening reminders for the year, here
Posted 5th May 2:26pm