Coming up in the garden in May
Winter is on its way. There are two main things to do in the garden now: clean up the last of the summer and autumn crops; and plant some new winter vegetables, or clear the decks and put up the 'closed' sign until spring.
This month in the fruit garden, the harvest period is coming to a close for pip and stone fruit and is just beginning for feijoas. Pick Feijoa, quince, apples, pears, rhubarb, passionfruit.
Mother’s day is one of the highlights of May. Giving and receiving plants and flowers is a wonderful way to acknowledge someone special. Cyclamen begin to flower once the temperatures drop this month, and if kept moist will continue flowering all through the cold months.