May in the garden and the nursery:

What to do in the Garden:
- last chance to plant winter vegies, while the soil is still warm
- side-dress broad beans with potash once they've come up
- cut down asparagus canes and scrape away mulch from the crowns
- fix up the drainage in any waterlogged parts of the garden
- mulch the entire garden with lucern, pea straw or sugar cane, or something heavier in permanent parts of the garden
- Before mowing your lawn, rake fallen autumn leaves over it. Then, mow the lawn (including the leaves) without a catcher. This organic matter will improve your lawn over winter.
- spray deciduous fruit trees with copper hydroxide after all the leaves have dropped to prevent leaf curl. Another spray will be needed in spring at early bud swell
- Prune hydrangeas, buddleias, and other late-flowering shrubs
- start to reduce watering of house plants
- spray citrus and hydrangeas with pest oil to control scale
- if white cabbage butterfly caterpillar is a problem, spray with Dipel or Success
- excellent time to plant out native plants - young plants are best left unstaked

Sow (from seed):
broad beans, lettuce, onions, radish, peas, garlic bulbs

Plant (from seedling):
cabbages, cauliflowers, lettuces, onions, shallots, strawberries, turnip, rhubarb crowns, spinach