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.