May has sprung upon us, the days are getting longer and warmer which means that Summer is on its way and it’s time to tidy up spring plants, plant out summer flowers and get planning for autumn. It’s also a great time to plant herbs, as plants will establish quickly in warm soil, just remember to keep them watered if the weather turns dry.

With National Gardening Week behind us, our gardens should be a canvas of colour, you don’t need to be an expert in gardening, Charlie Dimmock and Alan Titchmarsh had to start somewhere!

May is the perfect sowing month, plants will be growing strongly in the higher temperatures and you will also be able to watch the bees, birds and butterflies in your organic pot.  Why not take part in The Big Butterfly Count? Sit in your garden or the park for 15 minutes and see how many butterflies you see! Register your results here; https://www.bigbutterflycount.org/

What to plant in May outdoors

Direct sow sunflowers

Direct sow poppies

Direct sow Limnanthes to bring insects into your garden and vegetable pot

Nigella

What to plant in May indoors

Foxgloves

Sweet William in seed trays

Lupins

Herbs and vegetables

Sweetcorn

Sow basil

Sow cucumber

Sow perennial herbs

Happy gardening!