Gardening Tips for May

Deadhead old tulips and daffodils

Get some protective netting over the strawberries before the birds eat your crop.

Pull dandelions out of your lawn before they go to seed. Young dandelion leaves are great in salads.

turn your compost heap over.

But above all... wait. Being hasty now is the biggest mistake we all make. Plant out seedlings before the final frost has gone and you may loose the entire crop. Be patient and listen to the weather forecast. Once danger has past, get out there and put the veg in the ground.

However, do be careful about the greenhouse. On an unseasonally hot day you seedlings may suffer and need some water and tlc to bring them back to life.