Seasonal tips and topics
Top 10 jobs this month
1 Watch out for late frosts. Protect tender plants.
2 Earth up potatoes, and promptly plant any still remaining.
3 Plant out summer bedding at the end of the month (except in cold areas)
4 Water early and late to get the most out of your water, recycle water when possible.
5 Regularly hoe off weeds.
6 Open greenhouse vents and doors on warm days
7 Mow lawns weekly (consider leaving some areas uncut for wildlife)
8 Check for nesting birds before clipping hedges.
9 Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs.
10 Watch out for viburnum beetle and lily beetle grubs.