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Give your lawn a Mow-hican haircut this May and help boost the bees and wildlife in your garden.
Your established plants will be producing fresh young growth, so watch out for a late frost and cover susceptible plants overnight.
In May, the air temperature is rising, and the same applies to the soil temperature. This means that the grass really grows, and that it is possible to plant flowers, vegetables and fruits in the garden and in the greenhouse.
The days are extending, light levels improving and things are really warming up – it’s real gardening weather! There’s lots to be done in the garden right now, so let’s get to it!
Our gardens will be playing an important wellbeing role in our lives during the coming months, as we do all we can to keep mentally and physically healthy throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
March is such an exciting time in the garden, with the days lengthening and the light levels improving. You can almost feel the plants priming themselves to burst into growth!
Shakespeare mentions over 100 native wildflowers in his complete works. Sadly, however, we have lost 97% of our wildflower meadows in the past century, with a knock-on effect to many species of birds and insects. It’s estimated that meadows and other species-rich grasslands now cover less than 1% of the UK.