What to do in your garden this month?
Monthly gardening advice & tips.
As it is now officially summer, your garden will now be light and warm helping your plants to flourish and giving you the lovely weather to want to get out and enjoy your garden. At the same time, because of the lovely weather, plenty of weeds will also be sprouting up, so try to keep on top of the growth before it becomes unmanageable.
- Give your lawn a fast acting summer feed with fertiliser such as Evergreen to keep it in top shape and mow once a week.
- Take off the dead and dying heads of flowers on your bedding plants and your roses to encourage regrowth. Keep a look out for black spot, aphids and mildew.
- Perennials that have already finished flowering should be cut down on the stems by half. Some perennials such as Delphiniums and Lupins may continue to flower so leave those for now. Feed the plants after you’ve cut them back.
- Young shoots of Dahlias should be tied in.
- Hanging baskets and containers should be watered daily making sure the compost is thoroughly soaked during the warmer months and fed once a week.
- Containers and hanging baskets can be fed with fertiliser such as Miracle-Gro weekly.
- Now’s the time to plant spring crops of broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.
- Birds need to cool off and stock up on fuel at this time of year, so make sure your bird bath and feeders are topped up.
- Any plants from your conservatory can be placed outside in a warm sunny area.