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What to do in the garden in May?

It’s a good time of year to be a gardener – so here are the jobs you can be getting on with this month! 

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International Dawn Chorus Day

There’s a good reason to get up early this weekend – it’s International Dawn Chorus Day! 

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'Spring' into action

The warm weather brings a short, intense burst of spring flowering bringing the biggest and most beautiful spectacle of colour seen in years.

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Plant of the Week: Tomato

Nothing beats a tomato picked fresh from the garden, warm from the sun and positively bursting with flavour.

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Rhubarb advice

A fully mature clump can keep you supplied with as many succulent, sweet red stems as you can eat from now until June, with plenty left over for the freezer!

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National Gardening Week

Run by the Royal Horticultural Society, National Gardening Week is now in its 7th year with thousands of people, gardens, charities, garden centres and groups getting involved in inspiring you to get out into your garden.

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Plant of the Week: Carrots

The humble carrot is transformed when it’s fresh-pulled from your back garden into a mouth-wateringly sweet treat, crunchy and full of flavour.

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Mini alpine scene

Create a mini alpine scene in a pot with a selection of exquisitely beautiful alpine plants to add a beautiful feature that fits into the tiniest of spaces.

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Herb garden

Sow yourself a herb garden to grow in a sunny corner of the garden, in containers on the patio or even on a bright kitchen windowsill

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Plant of the Week: Aubergine

Fat, glossy purple aubergines are something to really boast about when you grow them yourself.

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RHS Cardiff Flower Show

The season’s first major flower show kicks off this week as the RHS Flower Show Cardiff opens its doors with a riot of glorious daffodils to herald the arrival of spring.

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What to do in the garden in April?

April is a kind month, its warmth encouraging shoots and seedlings to burst into new growth at last. There are daffodils and the first tulips to enjoy, as well as spring perennials and the glory of spring blossom.

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