May is a busy month in the gardens, all the rain and sunshine of April means the growing season is truly upon us. Herbaceous borders are growing and trees are filling with lush green leaves. Horse chestnut trees are heavy with their pink and white blossom, and lilies and iris are coming out now in vibrant purple, white and yellow. Clematis and cosmos are showing their delicate colourful blooms, and rhododendrons and azaleas are spectacular in full flower.
Look out for...
Jasmine – delicately pretty and beautifully scented pinky-white flowers
Wisteria floribunda – clusters of violet, blue, pink or white flowers
Good time to...
Choose your colourful summer bedding plants for windowboxes and pots
Water your plants early or late in the day to maximise the benefit
Gardens in the News
The most exciting and anticipated garden show of the year is now open – Chelsea Flower Show. From innovative and inspiring garden designs, to breathtaking flower displays, see the highlights here.
New planting design planted up in New Malden
Planting and landscaping project delivered in Clapham
Tidy up and new planting for beds and borders carried out in Balham
Please do get in touch for any of your gardening needs
Toby and The Urban Gardeners team