What to do in your garden in July

July is a productive month in the garden. The borders are full of flowers and the veg plot has an abundance of produce, summer is in full swing. Life is full of activity and often the garden can become neglected – flowers run to seed, containers dry out. It’s important to remember that your garden is still growing and a few minutes a day will help you keep on top of the little jobs that will help your garden flourish.

  1. Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt
  2. Care for houseplant while on holiday
  3. Water tubs and new plants if dry, but be water-wise
  4. Deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials, to ensure continuous flowering
  5. Pick courgettes before they become marrows
  6. Treat apple scab
  7. Clear algae, blanket weeds and debris from ponds, and keep them topped up
  8. Order catalogues for next year’s spring-flowering bulbs
  9. Give the lawn a quick-acting summer feed, especially if not given a spring feed
  10. Harvest apricots, peaches and nectarines

Sources: www.rhs.org.uk / www.houseandgarden.co.uk