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May News - Spring Flowers

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


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

Rockrose – intense pink and purple delicate flowers

Wisteria floribunda – clusters of violet, blue, pink or white flowers

Allium – bright purple lollipops give a splash of colour

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

Mow lawns every week now


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.

If you don’t have tickets to the show, there are lots of gardening themed events and installations happening across London, or simply treat yourself to flower-inspired food and drinks.

Company news

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

Best wishes

Toby and The Urban Gardeners team