It’s all systems go in the garden now May is here
The May days. No more excuses and no more frost (everything crossed), all systems go for growth. Time to sow outdoors summer flowers and food. Time to clean and clear pots and windowboxes (first change the soil, but use peat-free compost if possible, please). Time to introduce new plants, to support small growers and your local garden centre.
May is good for sowing hardy annuals in situ, to fill a flowerbed. I am a fan of Higgledy Garden seed (higgledygarden.com). Ben Ranyard lives in a narrow boat with his dog, Flash. He grows good flowers and sells fine seed. You may have your own favoured supplier, but if you don’t, Ben’s seeds are hard to beat, and the website’s growing guides, too.