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Plant of the month ... May

This month we have the lovely Japanese flowering crab apple. Such beautiful flowers in May that will brighten up any part of the garden. This stunning example if from a clients garden.

Fab 5 Gardening Jobs to do in ... May

As the weather improves, I expect you will all start to enjoy your garden more, so here are a few tips to help you out. 1. National Gardening Week - partly in April but mostly in May, so I have included it. Not technically a job to do, but maybe an inspiration to get out in the garden. Go for it readers! 2. Lavender - I see so many of my clients with this in their garden and now is the right time to cut them back. Take off any old flowers and a small amount of this year's growth (1 - 1.5 inches should be just about right). 3. Lawns - to keep them looking their best, a regular weekly mow in now in order. 4. Weeds! As your plants grow so unfortunately do the weeds. So a regular de-weeding at t