The longest and most exciting months in the year

Home grown veg, bugs and bursts of colour…

The garden should now be a delight to look at thanks to extra warmth and light. Before the longest day on June 21 there’s plenty to do but make sure you spend some time just enjoying the colours.  Those of you with tall borders might notice that some of the plants need staking and trimming to stop them from flopping over. Don’t be afraid to cut back – the plants need it and more importantly it will keep your garden in good shape.

Top jobs for the month:

  1. Look out for dreaded beetles and aphids and try to stay on top of the bugs. Garlic grown near roses can be particularly effective.
  2. Get ready to sow your annuals and bi-ennials
  3. Save as much water as you can ready for the hot months ahead
  4. If you’ve been growing Clematis then prune and tie-in shoots where you can – they should be flowering beautifully now
  5. Enjoy the pleasure of home grown veg! Whether you’ve sown them in tubs, window boxes, an allotment or your own garden now is the time to gather in lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes.
  6. Start to get summer bedding plants and any baskets ready
  7. Cut lawns at least once a week
  8. Stake tall or floppy plants – to give them the support they need
  9. Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent scorch

10. Weed, weed and weed – get out your hoe.

Proud of your veg? Drop us a line and share your favourite recipes for home grown food.


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