Sue and Pete

Top Tips for May

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Watch out for late frosts.  Protect tender plants.

Earth up potatoes and promptly plant any still remaining.

Plant out summer bedding at the end of the month (except in 

cold areas).

Water early and late to get the most out of your water, recycle water where possible.

Regularly hoe off weeds.

Open greenhouse vents and doors on warm days.

Mow lawns weekly.

Check for nesting birds before clipping hedges.

Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs.

Watch out for viburnum beetle and lily beetle grubs.

Plan your vegetable crop rotations for the common season.

Keep putting out food and water for hungry birds.

Make a polythene shelter for outdoor peaches and nectarines to protect against peach leaf curl.

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