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Saturday December 04 , 2021

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June Garden Jobs

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June is a prolific time in our gardens and while it's usually a great time to break out that well deserved drink to help us savour the warm, scented evenings there are also lots and lots of jobs to be getting on with this month. 

Coronavirus or not this year is no different and just in case you're not sure where to begin, here's a list to get you started.

 

  • Deadhead flowers to maintain displays and encourage more growth
  • Hoe borders to discourage weed growth and competing with plants for water
  • Tie climbers to trellises or canes to get the benefit from the display and to support during growth
  • Keep a look out for pests and diseases and start to treat at the first signs of activity
  • Water borders and lawns thoroughly every few days which is better than a little every day - the soil is drying out quickly and if you have clay it's already cracking in some places...
  • Check containers and hanging baskets daily to see if they need watering - rain doesn't always get into your containers so keep an eye on them just in case
  • Make sure that there is plenty of ventilation in greenhouses and conservatories
  • Lift and fully dry spring flowering bulbs and store away
  • Lift your mower's cutting blades - the dryer the weather the higher the cutting blades should be 
  • Remove any suckers found on roses as soon as they appear
  • Plant bedding plants and/or annuals grown from seed or buy from garden centres to fill any gaps or for an additional splash of colour
  • Give lawns a good feed
  • Plant up some containers for that late summer spectacular
  • Time to think about planting seeds for winter and next spring displays 
  • Harvest vegetables as and when they are ready to be lifted.

 

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Nicki Jackson is Blue Daisy's garden designer & owner. A former HR consultant Nicki still finds the time to run Blue Daisy, design gardens and planting plans, write a blog, keep our gardening clients happy and offer IIP advice and outplacement support through Blue Daisy Consultancy.

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