Top Tips for May

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

Check for nesting birds before clipping hedges.

Watch out for vibernum beetle and lily beetle grubs.

Regularly hoe off weeds.

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Water early and late to get the most out of your water.  Recycle water when possible.

Open greenhouse vents and doors on warm days.

Watch out for late frosts.  Protect tender plants.

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

Mow lawns weekly.

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Plant Care

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.