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May gardening tips and advice

Part of January's gardening advice: pruning an apple tree

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This months gardening tasks include...


Watch out for late frosts. Protect tender plants.


Regularly hoe off weeds.


Check for nesting birds before clipping hedges.


Lightly clip box hedging.


Prune early flowering Clematis such as Montana immediately after flowering to control their size.


Continue to sow vegetable seeds such as beetroot and turnip


Prepare ground for summer bedding and tie in new growth on climbing plants.


Prune spring flowering shrubs immediately after flowering.


Watch out for powdery mildew and spray with fungicide.


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