jobs for may

 

Trees, shrubs and flowers

The weather forecasters are still warning us that there could be frosts is early May, therefore cover tender plants over at night but still keep hardening off annual flower seedling during the day.
Plant out Gladioli bulbs.
Stake tall perennial plants 
Once aubretia has finished flowering give it a hard prune almost to ground level to prevent it becoming bare and leggy.

vegetables, fruit and herbs

if you have a green house early May is always a struggle for space, lots of young plants waiting to go out but the nights still cold,  remember to harden off any young plants.

Sow runner and french beans in the ground.

to have a continuous supply of herbs through the summer make sure you successionaly sow dill, coriander and chervil.

 

 

Photos from Jan and John lewer’s garden August 2020

Photos from martin and marie dear’s garden.

AS WE ARE UNABLE TO HOLD THE SPRING SHOW THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF COVID19.  WE HAVE ASKED MEMBERS TO SEND IN THEIR PICTURES OF THE MEMBERS COMPETITION.  GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS WERE GIVEN 5 TULIP BULBS TO PLANT IN ANY SIZE POT AND ENTER THEM IN THE SHOW  – THANK TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE SENT IN THEIR PHOTOS.     

Brenda Calcraft’s tulips                      Barbara Heaton’s tulips     Scantlebury’s, lost bulbs to rot       John and Jan Lewer’s tulips

                                                                                                               

Roy Calcraft                                            Andi Wiltshire                                        Jan and John Lewer

 

Diana Cooper                                                           Monica Smith                                                Jane Smith

 

Phil Lewenz                                                                Karen Pinder                                                             Doreen Perrott

Tony and Edith Butler’s tulips                                  Tony and Edith Butler

Pat Jenkins

Brenda Calcraft – another lovely       Trilliums growing in Doreens   Marie Dear – Iris was to be entered in show

              pot of tulips                                                   Garden

Marie Dear – Camellia                                             Marie Dear Primula

Clivia grown by Brenda Calcraft – a plant she bought at the autumn show

Aubretia on steps in Jane Smith’s garden