VIRTUAL “PICTURE A PLANT” SHOW 2020 – MAY
We are inviting SGCARA area residents to take a picture of a favourite ‘plant’ in your garden, your balcony pot, window box, house plant, or perhaps a tree viewed from your window that gives particular pleasure and lifts your spirits. Please email your photo(s) to the SGCARA committee at: email@example.com
We will be posting plants for each month to the website throughout the summer so please continue to send to us. Thank you.
N.B. Photos are received in all shapes and sizes, apologies if they do not appear the same size.
May is a wonderful month for flowers, blossom and new plant-growth, so do email your photos soon so we can create a ‘May’ section of ‘Picture-a-Plant by the end of the month!
Summer’s on its way
As bulbs fade and herbaceous borders grow in leaps and bounds, it is now clear that summer is approaching. Sowing and planting out bedding can begin, depending on regional weather variations, and you can take softwood cuttings. It’s also time to get back into the lawn mowing regime, as the lawn will be loving the warmer temperatures this month brings
TOP 10 GARDENING JOBS FOR MAY
- Watch out for late frosts. Protect tender plants
- Earth up potatoes, and promptly plant any still remaining
- Plant out summer bedding plants at the end of the month (except in cold areas
- Water early and late to get the most out of your water, recycle water when possible
- Regularly hoe of weeds
6. Open greenhouse vents and doors on warm days
7. Mow lawns weekly
8. Check for nesting birds before clipping hedges
9. Lift and divide clumps of overcrowded daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs
10. Watch out for viburnum beetle and lily beetle grubs