‘Ne’er cast a clout till May be out' by David Patch of RV Roger Ltd
Posted on 7th June 2017 at 08:13
This old English proverb, dating back to the early 1700’s, is often quoted amongst gardeners.
The original meaning seems to be not to cast off winter clothes until the month of May has finished, but gardeners often take it to not put out any tender plants until early June. Sensible advice around our neck of the woods, as we can still have night time frosts at this time of year which would kill many bedding plants, as well as courgettes, French beans, tomatoes, etc.