May the sunshine be upon us!
Summer is here, the gardening season is in full swing and there is no better time to get out in the great outdoors and enjoy your garden.
Here are our top tips on what to be doing in your garden this month;
- It is time to sow French Beans, Runner Beans and Sweetcorn
- Plant out Courgettes and Leeks
- Apply lawn seed now
- Create a wildlife garden
- You can harvest Asparagus, Spring Cabbage and Salad leaves now
- Still keep an eye out for night time temperatures, Jack Frost can still pay a visit this month
- Mow the lawn
- Check watering daily
- Ventilate greenhouses
- Lift and divide spring flowering bulbs
- Prune back any spring flowering shrubs that have finished flowering
- Select your summer annuals for your hanging baskets and pots.
May is a perfect time to plant up your hanging baskets, borders and pots ready for some stunning summer colour. Why not go for a colour theme? Purples, blues and whites are a popular theme, as are yellows and blues. A mixture of colours always looks spectacular too! Try adding unusual tones such as the almost black Surfinia and Million Bells, these will make the other colours in your arrangements really stand out. Plant next to Lysimachia (creeping jenny) for a truly spectacular display.
Give your plants the very best start when planting this month. Ever tried Mycorrhizal Fungi? It is a beneficial fungi that grows in association with the plants roots to give the very best start to the plants life cycle. It will increase the growth of the root system and is incomparable compared to some other feeds. It is so successful, you can even use it to re-plant roses where they have previously been grown before!
Plant of the Month
This month is all about Dianthus. These delightful evergreen perennials have been a favourite for many for a long time now, and they are a fantastic choice for pots and borders. There are simply too many varieties available to name them all, and each year even more choices are added. Look out for the ‘Scent First’ range. Not only do they flower prolifically, but they hold a stunning fragrance as well. Dianthus, are a great choice for gardeners who enjoy a colourful display without a lot of work, which is why these easy going beauties are a must for every sunny garden.
Perhaps you have more of a shady garden? You can still enjoy colour in the shade. Look out for Bergenia ‘Eroica’. A showy shade lover that will reward you with large, luxurious evergreen leaves and multiple stems of dark pink flowers throughout the summer. This plant loves a shady position, so brighten up your dark corners with this fantastic plant today!
Make the most of your garden this month, not only doing the practical gardening tasks, but actually enjoying the efforts of your labours too! Invite friends round for a BBQ or two, or simply sit and enjoy a glass of wine with a good book.
Enjoy your garden this month with Hollybeck
Dianthus ‘Scent First’
It’s all about the garden this month!
You will find a fantastic selection of summer annuals to fill your hanging baskets and pots with long lasting seasonal colour, plus an extensive range of perennials to fill your borders with sensational colour and interest.
Add some long lasting colour to your borders with our extensive selection of perennials. We have everything from Lupins and Coreopsis to Verbena and Delphiniums.
Don’t forget, it is not just your outdoor plants that are important this month, it is your indoor plants too! Bring the garden indoors with our super selection of houseplants. Cacti and succulents make a fantastic addition to any
We have everything you need for a stunning garden this month at Hollybeck.