Here Is Your June Garden Guide
Ah, June in the garden and the start of summer. June is the month when gardeners really see the rewards for their hard work Vegetables ripe and flowers bloom. Enjoy the garden this month but don’t forget there is still a lot of work to get done. Our June Garden Guide will help you tackle everything that needs to get done.
Plant annuals, vegetables and herbs! Make sure to include flower pots and hanging baskets.
Cut back bulb foliage as soon as it has died down naturally.
Lift and divide clumps of snowdrops and bluebells once the leaves start to yellow.
Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of bulbs.
Stay ahead of the weeds. The are most likely growing like crazy.
Keep newly planted trees and shrubs well-watered while they establish.
Dead-head your roses if they are repeat-flowering types. Otherwise leave the seed heads on for decoration.
As new shoots grow, tie in and train climbing plants such as honeysuckle and clematis to their supports.
Pinch out any side shoots from your tomato plants and feed once the first truss is setting fruit. You can pot up the side-shoots to create new tomato plants.
Thin out beets and carrots to make sure the root has room to develop.
Continue to earth up potato plants as they grow. If you’re growing potatoes in bags simply add more compost to half way up the plant stem.
Harvest salad greens and re-sow every 2 weeks for a constant supply of tasty leaves.
Look out for onion and garlic leaves yellowing and dying back – this means they are ready to harvest!
Protect any developing fruits from birds and squirrels by placing netting around your plants.
Water your lawn during hot weather, particularly newly seeded or turfed lawns. Do not allow new lawns to dry out.
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