Your Garden: What to do in May

 

It’s the final month of Autumn, can you believe it? Winter is nearly here. May is your month to finish planting your spring bulbs and get your garden in shape to keep it looking it best during the colder months.

WHAT TO DO:
If you didn’t feed your lawns last month with an organic fertiliser, now’s the time. You can also leave lawns to grow a little longer now to help them stay healthy through the colder temperatures.

If your garden suffers from frost, use this month to build up a covering to protect any plants it might damage. A simple shade cloth or covering will do wonders. Don’t forget to cut back autumn flowering perennials now too.

Cut back on your watering for both indoor and outdoor plants. Although, if you’re starting to use heating systems at home, keep an eye on the soil of your indoor plants and don’t let them dry out for too long.

Autumn is a great time to take inspiration from gardens around you and plan some changes to your own garden.  Why not take at trip to Cloudhill Gardens in Olinda and experience the beauty of Autumn colour and the spectacular perennial border in the image above.  You can check them out here.

WHAT TO PLANT:
There’s still some delicious vegetables you can get planting in your garden for winter, among them the wonderful broad beans and cabbage. Make a plan to plant:
Cabbage

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Carrots
  • Broad beans
  • Onion
  • Leek
  • Radish
  • Strawberry
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary

Don’t be afraid to add some winter shrubs and flowers to your garden too – you can still make space for spring growth and enjoy bursts of colour during grey days. We love camellias to add a little love to winter garden beds.

GET CREATIVE FOR MOTHER’S DAY
A beautiful pot of spring bulbs or herbs is the perfect gift for mum this Mother’s Day. She’ll love a gift that grows and gives throughout the season.

You can also find our other favourite Mother’s Day gift ideas on the blog here.

Visit us in store if you have any gardening questions or would like some help picking out winter or spring bulbs, we’d love to help you out.

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Image from www.cloudhill.com.au

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