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The latter part of March and all of April were especially dry this year and we all started to worry about our gardens. So, what a change May brought with an abundance of rain, making it one of the wettest for years! Let’s hope we can rely on ‘flaming June’ to redress the balance and kickstart our summer!
Let’s look at our garden tasks for June:
May is a time when the garden starts to wake up, the lawns start to grow and the borders start to fill up. May is without doubt one of the busiest times of the year in the garden.
There’s an old saying that ‘Cleanliness is close to Godliness’ and the same applies to the garden. Wash and clean all growing containers, clean water butts, greenhouses, watering cans etc. Pick up twigs, dead leaves and other debris and of course endeavour to keep your garden weed-free! You will be surprised how you reduce the incidence of pests and diseases!
Spring is here and with it comes an increased sense of optimism! Suddenly the hedges and trees are turning green as new growth begins. So now is the time for gardening beginners and experienced gardeners alike to get busy in the spring sunshine (or showers)!
Spring is almost upon us and we’ll soon see shoots appearing, tulips emerging and perennial borders coming to life.
Indoor gardening – gardening doesn’t have to be outside; here are a few suggestions for windowsill growing:
As the days start to lengthen, temperatures begin to rise and the light intensity improves, your garden will awaken from its slumbers!
The Lawn Association team know that many gardeners will be worried about their lawns after the wintery weather this month.