June Gardening Jobs
June, glorious June! We love this time of year, the sun is “starting” to shine, the birds are busy, lambs are abundant in the fields and the garden is looking lush.
It may have been a slow start to the year weather-wise, but we can now enjoy planting and pottering around the garden without the risk of frost. So, whether you’re updating your pots, changing your borders or having a complete re-design, we’re sure to have just the thing!
Following on from the Chelsea Flower Show the cottage garden style is making a comeback. What is cottage style gardening we hear you say? Forget straight lines and perfectly manicured gardens, borders are made up of a beautiful mix of bulbs, perennials, flowering shrubs, and climbers.
If you have been inspired to try your very own cottage style garden, then we have all the plants and tools for the job! Foxgloves, Delphiniums and Lupins add height and then small shrubs such as scabious, vinca, geraniums and poppies add colour and texture to the rest of the border – something we saw a lot of at Chelsea.
Check out our Chelsea inspired planters here >
- Water your plants regularly. It’s best to do so, early in the morning at last thing before you go to bed when it’s not too warm! Watering in the middle of the day will mean your water evaporates before it has a chance to water the roots.
- Fertilize your plants. A good fertilizer will help your plants to thrive in the summer heat. We have a great choice of organic, specialist and tomato feed, shop here >
- Deadhead spent blooms. This will encourage your plants to produce more blooms!
- Thin out overcrowded plants. If your plants are starting to get crowded, it’s a good idea to thin them out. This will help to improve air circulation and prevent disease.
- Control pests and diseases. Keep an eye out for pests and diseases, and take steps to control them as soon as possible.
- Weed your garden. Weeds can compete with your plants for water, nutrients, and sunlight. It’s important to weed your garden regularly to keep weeds under control.
- Mulch your garden. Mulch is a layer of material that is spread over the soil. Mulch helps to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and improve the overall health of your garden.
- Enjoy your garden! June is a great time to relax and enjoy your garden. Take some time to sit back and admire all of your hard work.
- Divide and transplant perennials. Perennials are plants that come back year after year. In June, you can divide and transplant perennials that have become overcrowded.
- Prune shrubs. June is a good time to prune shrubs that flower in the summer. Pruning will help to encourage new growth and more flowers.
- Install a birdbath. A birdbath is a great way to attract birds to your garden, this is also important during dry periods as their search for water can become quite difficult!
Comments are closed