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This event began 07/01/2020 and repeats every year forever


July is often one of the hottest months of the year and a great time to sit out and enjoy your garden. You can help keep plants looking good by regularly dead-heading, and you'll enjoy a longer display of blooms. Make sure you keep new plants well watered, using 'grey' water where possible, and hoe off weeds, which continue to thrive in the sunshine.

This month's main gardening jobs are:
Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt Care for your houseplants while on holiday Water tubs and new plants if dry, but be water-wise Deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials, to ensure continuous flowering Pick courgettes before they become marrows  
Here are some more jobs and reminders for July as circulated by the RHS...
Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt Care for houseplant while on holiday Water tubs and new plants if dry, but be water-wise Deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials, to ensure continuous flowering Pick courgettes before they become marrows Clear algae, blanket weeds and debris from ponds, and keep them topped up Order catalogues for next year’s spring-flowering bulbs Give the lawn a quick-acting summer feed, especially if not given a spring feed Treat apple scab Harvest apricots, peaches and nectarines Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
Also highly recommended is the Gardening Know How (July) section at Sutton's Seeds website for more great gardening tips and advice.
Cover Photo by Dustin Humes on Unsplash

    

This event begins 08/01/2021 and repeats every year forever


August is usually one of the hottest months of the year - making watering essential. Try to use grey water wherever possible, especially as water butts may be running low if it has been a dry summer. August is traditionally holiday-time, so you might need to enlist the help of friends and family to look after the garden while you are away. When you are at home, take the time to prune Wisteria and summer-flowering shrubs such as lavender once they've finished flowering.

This month's main gardening jobs are:
Prune Wisteria
Don’t delay summer pruning fruits trained as restricted forms
Deadhead flowering plants regularly
 
Here are some more jobs and reminders for August as circulated by the RHS...
Prune Wisteria
Don’t delay summer pruning fruits trained as restricted forms
Deadhead flowering plants regularly
Watering! - particularly containers, and new plants, preferably with grey recycled water or stored rainwater
Collect seed from garden plants
Harvest sweetcorn and other vegetables as they become ready
Continue cutting out old fruited canes on raspberries
Lift and pot up rooted strawberry runners
Keep ponds and water features topped up
Feed the soil with green manures
 
Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
Also highly recommended is the excellent Gardening Know How (August) section at Sutton's Seeds website, for more great gardening tips and advice!
 
Cover Image by Steve Bidmead from Pixabay

    

This event began 06/01/2020 and repeats every year forever


A warm early summer June breeze. Perfect for gardening but probably best to avoid the direct midday sun. June 21 is of course the longest day of the year, and the extra light and warmth is appreciated by the late evening gardener. It encourages the garden to put on an exuberant burst of growth, however this extra light and warmth also means ideal conditions for those pesky, sneaky weeds that will inevitably sprout up again. You can keep on top of them by hoeing regularly in dry conditions.

This month's main gardening jobs are:
Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside  
Here are some more jobs and reminders for June as circulated by the RHS...
Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside Mow lawns at least once a week Plant out summer bedding Stake tall or floppy plants Prune many spring-flowering shrubs Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent scorch Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
Also recommended is the Gardening Know How section at Sutton's Seeds website for more great gardening tips and advice.
Cover photo by Anastasiya Doicheva on Unsplash.

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  • 01 June 2022      30 June 2022

    This event began 06/01/2020 and repeats every year forever


    A warm early summer June breeze. Perfect for gardening but probably best to avoid the direct midday sun. June 21 is of course the longest day of the year, and the extra light and warmth is appreciated by the late evening gardener. It encourages the garden to put on an exuberant burst of growth, however this extra light and warmth also means ideal conditions for those pesky, sneaky weeds that will inevitably sprout up again. You can keep on top of them by hoeing regularly in dry conditions.

    This month's main gardening jobs are:
    Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside  
    Here are some more jobs and reminders for June as circulated by the RHS...
    Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside Mow lawns at least once a week Plant out summer bedding Stake tall or floppy plants Prune many spring-flowering shrubs Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent scorch Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
    Also recommended is the Gardening Know How section at Sutton's Seeds website for more great gardening tips and advice.
    Cover photo by Anastasiya Doicheva on Unsplash.

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  • 01 July 2021      31 July 2021

    This event began 07/01/2020 and repeats every year forever


    July is often one of the hottest months of the year and a great time to sit out and enjoy your garden. You can help keep plants looking good by regularly dead-heading, and you'll enjoy a longer display of blooms. Make sure you keep new plants well watered, using 'grey' water where possible, and hoe off weeds, which continue to thrive in the sunshine.

    This month's main gardening jobs are:
    Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt Care for your houseplants while on holiday Water tubs and new plants if dry, but be water-wise Deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials, to ensure continuous flowering Pick courgettes before they become marrows  
    Here are some more jobs and reminders for July as circulated by the RHS...
    Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt Care for houseplant while on holiday Water tubs and new plants if dry, but be water-wise Deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials, to ensure continuous flowering Pick courgettes before they become marrows Clear algae, blanket weeds and debris from ponds, and keep them topped up Order catalogues for next year’s spring-flowering bulbs Give the lawn a quick-acting summer feed, especially if not given a spring feed Treat apple scab Harvest apricots, peaches and nectarines Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
    Also highly recommended is the Gardening Know How (July) section at Sutton's Seeds website for more great gardening tips and advice.
    Cover Photo by Dustin Humes on Unsplash

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  • 01 August 2021      31 August 2021

    This event begins 08/01/2021 and repeats every year forever


    August is usually one of the hottest months of the year - making watering essential. Try to use grey water wherever possible, especially as water butts may be running low if it has been a dry summer. August is traditionally holiday-time, so you might need to enlist the help of friends and family to look after the garden while you are away. When you are at home, take the time to prune Wisteria and summer-flowering shrubs such as lavender once they've finished flowering.

    This month's main gardening jobs are:
    Prune Wisteria
    Don’t delay summer pruning fruits trained as restricted forms
    Deadhead flowering plants regularly
     
    Here are some more jobs and reminders for August as circulated by the RHS...
    Prune Wisteria
    Don’t delay summer pruning fruits trained as restricted forms
    Deadhead flowering plants regularly
    Watering! - particularly containers, and new plants, preferably with grey recycled water or stored rainwater
    Collect seed from garden plants
    Harvest sweetcorn and other vegetables as they become ready
    Continue cutting out old fruited canes on raspberries
    Lift and pot up rooted strawberry runners
    Keep ponds and water features topped up
    Feed the soil with green manures
     
    Please visit the RHS website for more detailed guidance on each of this month's jobs above, plus much more.
    Also highly recommended is the excellent Gardening Know How (August) section at Sutton's Seeds website, for more great gardening tips and advice!
     
    Cover Image by Steve Bidmead from Pixabay

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