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What To Do In The Garden This May

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Welcome to May - I hope that you have a source of juicy large feijoas, surely one of the best things about autumn time.  

We were lucky last week to be tidying a garden with a huge feijoa fall, which weren't loved by the tenants.  We happily tidied them away and took them home to grateful children.

We've highlighted a few May jobs that will keep you busy on sunny days in your garden.

Enjoy the month of May.  

Claire & the team from Sculpt Gardens

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Autumn is nature's best planting time, so now is the time for new trees & shrubs to be placed in the earth with love.

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Look ahead to spring - if you plant your strawberries now you will be rewarded with an early crop which will fruit for longer.

planting strawberries
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Now is time to take a look at your indoor plants.  A top up of new container mix, a liquid feed and reduce the watering as temperatures have dropped.

repotting house plants
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Remove all your tired old summer flowers, rejuvenate the soil by digging in new garden mix and some general fertiliser or sheep pellets and then replant with some winter colour - primulas, violas, pansies, snap dragon & hollyhocks are all perfect.

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It's your last chance to plant your spring bulbs.  

Here's a great guide to help you from Palmers Garden Centre

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Keep dead heading your roses and start to dream about next season.  Do any of your roses need replacing? Or are you wanting to plant a new rose?  If so, now is the time to prepare the site, by removing the old soil turning it over and aerating and replacing it with good quality potting mix.

If you don't have time to do these jobs in your garden in May, or if you're looking for more landscape design ideas, our sparkly gardener's would love to help. Contact us here to book an appointment.


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