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.
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. Harvest nuts: almonds, chestnuts, hazelnuts and walnuts.
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.