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Things to do in your garden during May.

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May is a beautiful month to be in the garden in England, with a wide range of plants and flowers coming into bloom. There are plenty of jobs to be done in the garden to ensure it looks its best for the summer months ahead. Here are some things to do in your garden in May:

1. Plant summer-flowering bulbs – May is the perfect time to plant bulbs such as dahlias, gladioli, and lilies for a burst of colour later in the summer.

2. Deadhead spring bulbs – As your spring bulbs start to fade, remove the dead flowers to encourage the plant to put its energy into producing healthy leaves for next year.

3. Check for pests and diseases – Keep an eye out for signs of pests and diseases, such as aphids or powdery mildew. Deal with them promptly to prevent them from spreading.

4. Weed regularly – Weeds will compete with your plants for nutrients, so make sure to weed regularly to keep them under control.

5. Prune shrubs and climbers – If you have shrubs or climbers that have finished flowering, now is the time to prune them back to encourage healthy growth.

6. Mow the lawn regularly – With the weather warming up, your lawn will be growing quickly. Keep it looking neat by mowing it regularly.

7. Water regularly – As the weather gets warmer, your plants will need more water. Make sure to water them regularly, particularly if there has been a dry spell.

8. Add some colour – May is a great time to add some colour to your garden with bedding plants such as petunias, begonias, and marigolds.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your garden is looking its best in May and throughout the summer months. For all your gardening needs, visit North Walsham Garden Centre. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to offer advice and guidance to help you create your perfect garden.

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