Gardening Tips June
- Tie in sweet peas and other climbing plants.
- Clip box hedges and topiary to keep them neat.
- Fill in gaps in the border with bedding plants, herbaceous perennial and shrubs.
- Cut back spring flowering perennials.
- Prune spring flowering shrubs.
- Place straw around strawberry plants.
- Thin out any congested crops e.g. carrots.
- Sow crops such as swede, cauliflower, lettuce, peas etc.
- Weed the onion rows.
- As you continue to harvest early crops, clean the soil, sprinkle on some organic fertilizer and sow your next crop.
- Some early potatoes will be ready to harvest now.
- Continue pulling rhubarb until the end of June, then give it a rest to recover its strength.
- Put up greenhouse shading in preparation for sunny days.
- Plant crops such as tomatoes and cucumbers into containers.
- Keep a close eye on the watering and feed regularly.
- Keep well ventilated.
- Damp down regularly to increase humidity.
- Remove weeds.
- Edge the lawns with an edging iron.
- Mow lawns weekly, gradually reducing the height of the cut.
- Water new lawns during dry periods.
- Green up the lawn with a soluble lawn food.
- Ensure newly planted trees and shrubs are watered well.
- Scoop duckweed and algae off ponds with a net or a sieve
- Ensure a good supply of fresh water for wild birds
- Enjoy the garden and brighten it up with some flares, lighting etc.
- Sit back and appreciate your hard work so far.