What to do now - May
Earth up potatoes, drawing up soil covering the leaves, do this even if your leaves have been hit by frost.
When harvesting rhubarb, remember to pull the stems, do not cut, as by pulling the stems it encourages new growth.
Weed strawberry beds and mulch around the plants with straw. If you notice the strawberry flower appears to have a black eye, cut the flower off as it has been hit by frost. By doing this it should encourage new flower/strawberry.
Create a log pile, as a shelter for wildlife, a semi shaded corner is perfect. even a small log pile can help lots of different wildlife.
Keep feeding and putting out water for the birds.
Tip of the month:-
"Gardeners World" Magazine for May has a two for one entry card for loads of gardens, you can use the card as many times as you like, until the 12th April 2018.
For a natural snail and slug killer try SLUGGO by Neudorff. Its approved by the organic farmers and growers association. To find out more
Web site of the month:-
Wildlife site of the month:-
Book of the month:-
Build a Better Vegetable Garden by Joyce & Ben Russell rrp £16.99
Good Earth Gardening by Tim Foster rrp £8.95