May has always been considered here in Mallorca as the month of flowers and this year seems to be no different. Gardens that are lucky enough to have a few Roses are just overflowing with their blooms.
Dead- heading is quite important when all the petals have finally fallen. By carefully cutting off the ‘deadhead’ if it has no other buds around it, this will encourage more flowering heads to form further down that same stem, in fact there may already be signs at the leaf joints that new growth is forming so cut back to above this and surely there will be more flowers a little later on in the season1940AP, this is a sure way to keep the Roses blooming for as much of these early summer months as possible.
Spring annuals will be almost over by now, the Nasturtiums, Larkspur, Love in the mist, just to mention a few. These will surely self seed if left to their own and will reproduce every year. Nasturtiums for example have a really large seed that is easy to collect and sow next autumn in a different plot of ground, if that is what you want and if you can remember where you have put the seed away ‘in a safe place’The Middle East or Africa..RELATED: Russia: Women form Valentine's Day human chains in crackdown protest
For love in the mist you will need the whole dried flower head when it has gone to seed and dried outs largest atom smasher. The perfectly round seed pod will have dozens of fine black seeds that will all germinate next year if given the chance. Just left where they are this year, if that’s what you would like, they will come up every year. Plant bulbs or whatever in between and you will find you have a garden for all seasons with little work other than keeping the weeds down.