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The Garden In June

27 May 2017 by Pennells Garden Centre
The Garden In June

June brings warm sunny days with beautiful long evenings – ideal for making the most of the garden. It’s time to dust down the garden furniture, make sure the barbeque is in full working order and invite your friends over.

Now is the time to plant out summer bedding. If you have gaps in your borders plant geraniums to give colour through the summer. Give colour to your patio area by planting up pots and containers. Don’t forget to make hanging baskets as well; these will give colour through the summer into the autumn. Add water saving gel to the compost you use in both your containers and baskets – this will help prevent the compost drying out too quickly.

The spring flowering clematis such as c montana and c macropetala do not normally need to be pruned, but they can be pruned in June if they have grown too large. Wait until after they have finished flowering before cutting them back. Tie back new growth as Clematis and climber grow to stop them being damaged in the wind. The June flowering varieties such as Nelly Moser can be pruned too after they have finished flowering, this will encourage them to make fresh growth from lower down the plant.

Stop perennial plants from blowing over by staking them with canes. Keep in control of weeds by hoeing around your borders regularly. In the vegetable garden sow radishes, lettuce, carrots, French beans, Sugar Snap Peas, salad leaves and herbs.

The lawn will need to be mown on a regular basis in June, but if the weather is on the dry side don’t set the mower too low as this will cause stress to the grass and allow weeds to become established. Newly sown lawns or recently laid turf will need to be watered if it turns dry. Established lawns shouldn’t need to be watered, don’t worry if the grass goes brown, it will recover once the rain returns.

Don’t forget to
• Earth up potatoes to ensure a bumper crop.
• Liquid feed container and greenhouse crops
• Sow winter Flowering Pansies, Wallflowers and Sweet William in trays of John Innes Seed Sowing Compost.
• Lift and divide overgrown bulbs like daffodils.

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