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Today in Gardening Saturdays: May’s gardener calendar, weed-smothering plants, things you can compost in your garden, ideas for people without a garden.

Royal Horticultural Society – May’s Gardeners Calendar 

Royal Horticultural Society - May's Gardeners Calendar

Royal Horticultural Society - May's Gardeners Calendar

The Royal Horticultural Society website is full of resources for gardeners. Being British most if not all of the advice can be applied to Irish gardens without any issues. And one of its main features is a month by month calendar with all the jobs and tasks needed in a garden or yard. Whether you only have flowers or are growing some edible plants in your yard, this is a must visit website.

May’s calendar details the kind of weather you can expect this month and the type of jobs you would need to do to keep your garden in perfect condition: watching out for late frost and protect plants if need it, plant out summer bedding, plan and collect rain water, keep an eye on those pesky weeds, etc.

If you are more into planting some vegetables for our own kitchen you might be interested in this planting and harvesting calendar that you can download from their RHS Grow Your Own and print out.

RHS Grow Your Own Veg Planner

5 Weed-Smothering Ground Covers

5 Weed-Smothering Ground Covers

5 Weed-Smothering Ground Covers

And to help you deal with those pesky weeds they were talking about in the previous article, we bring you this one. This article is all about ground cover plants that just simply stop weeds from growing in your lawn. If you don’t enjoy spending time weeding your garden, this article gives you information about 5 plants that would help you in that task.

Gardening Without a Garden: 10 Ideas for Your Patio or Balcony


If you have a small garden or balcony, or you prefer to have a tidy yard with the green areas contained, you might find this article interesting. It’s full inspiration about creating small green areas using pallets (creating a vertical mini-garden), containers, glass jars on windowsills, etc. It has plenty of photos with links to the corresponding information to help you create a green living area in any small place available to you.


If you are one of those urban dwellers that are nowadays more common in Ireland and only have access to a balcony, you might find interesting this link. It’s dedicated to inspiration for those spaces. You would be able to get more ideas to decorate and make use of that small space and even get some nature nearby for you to enjoy.

What do you think about these links? Let us know in the comments.

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