What to do in your garden in June
In every corner of the garden, flowers seem to be appearing every day; becoming more bountiful as we reach Midsummer’s Day. It is a bountiful, yet busy time of year in the garden. Every spare minute is filled with deadheading, keeping on top of weeds and slug patrol.
The extra light and warmth encourages the garden to put on an exuberant burst of growth. But this extra light and warmth also means weeds will sprout up from seemingly nowhere. Keep on top of them by hoeing regularly in dry conditions.
- Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds
- Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas
- Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes
- Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes
- Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside
- Mow lawns at least once a week
- Plant out summer bedding
- Stake tall or floppy plants
- Prune many spring-flowering shrubs
- Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent scorch
Sources: www.rhs.org.uk / www.houseandgarden.co.uk