Summer is in full flow (hopefully!)
This is often one of the hottest months of the year and a great time to sit out and enjoy your garden. Plants need to be kept looking good by regularly dead heading to enjoy a longer display of flowers. Keep any new plants well watered and remember to hoe off the weeds which thrive in the sunshine.
- Water tubs and new plants if dry but be water-wise and use water butts where possible.
- Dead head bedding plants and repeat flowering perennials to ensure continuous flowering.
- Sweet peas need regular, cutting, feeding, tying in and removal of tendrils.
- Give the lawn a quick acting summer feed, especially if spring feed was not applied.
- Place conservatory plants outside now that it is warm.
- Keep an eye out for any pests and diseases in the garden and treat promptly.
- Clear algae, blanket weed and debris from ponds and keep them topped up.
- Continuing picking fast maturing vegetables such as Courgettes & Beans to encourage more crop.
- Strawberries – Protect from birds, feed, mulch with straw and regularly harvest.
- Order catalogues for next years spring-flowering bulbs.