What to Plant in your Garden in May

pink flowers

Now is the time to ‘change your bedding’! Spring bedding plants will soon be over whilst others are just gearing up for their summer display now. A wide variety of summer bedding plants are on show at nurseries and garden centres. If late frosts are forecast, those tempting tender geraniums and other non-hardy annuals are best left in the garden … Read More

Sheena’s Plant of the Month for May: Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’

Look out for Choisyas, flowering now. There are several varieties of Choisya, but Choisya ‘Aztec Pearl’ is one of the most common – for a reason. It’s not at all fussy, the glossy leaves are evergreen, its citrus-scented, pinky-white flowers persist for weeks, sometimes repeating in late summer, and it makes a neat mound up to 2.5m each way. It can … Read More

Pruning Jobs for the May Garden

orange and purple crocuses

With all the freshness of spring and the promise of summer to come, many gardeners regard May as one of the best months in the garden. Make the most of the warmer weather to start getting ready for the summer months. Just taking a leisurely stroll through a garden can lift the spirits. It’s a great time of year to … Read More