May Gardening Tips

So what are we doing in the garden? 

Well, new dahlia stock is being kept under cover till we harden it off from mid May and it won’t be planted out until the first of June.  Anyone who’s been to any of my cut flower patch workshops here will know I am a stickler for putting in the diary garden jobs almost a year ahead.  Dahlia planting out is 1st June. 

I’ll sow a little more annual seed before the end of May - successional sowing is the key to a long season’s flowering.  And I don’t know about you, but I don’t want the same cut flowers in my garden in October that I had in June.  I like hotter colours to glow in the autumn.  And so I’ll sow some of those hot colours in May. 

And as my crops of annuals finish, I’ll whip them out and feed and mulch the soil and have a new set of seedlings to fill the space I’ve made.