Week 8: 23rd May

To Do:

  • If you didn't plant sweet pea seeds, the plants will be in stock now. Make sure you deadhead them regularly when they're in flower to encourage more blooms.
  • Carrot seeds can be sown direct in a sunny, preferably raised, spot.
  • Prune spring-flowering shrubs to prevent them from becoming overgrown. If you're not sure how to do it, our staff will be happy to give advice.
  • As the weather warms up, slugs and snails appear - be on guard!

To Enjoy:

  • After last week's warm-up, go for your first alfresco meal of the year - cook up a stew on a chiminea, or light your first barbecue. 
  • Keep your eyes open for stunning bluebells and don't miss the catkins - silver birch and hazel will be offering a good show now.