What to do in your Garden in June

What to do in your Garden in June

Time really is flying! It’s June already, which means long days and (hopefully) lots of sunshine as we watch our gardens burst spectacularly into life. Wednesday 21st June will be the longest day of the year, so there are plenty of daylight hours this month to get outside in the garden to enjoy the weather – and to tackle some summer jobs. Now the danger of frost is over, it’s the ideal time to sow many seed varieties outside and prepare the ground for bedding plants. But all the extra sunshine we’re having also means weeds are sprouting up here, there and everywhere, so be sure to keep on top of them by hoeing the ground regularly.

Top 10 jobs this month

  1. Hoe regularly to keep weeds at bay

  2. Mow the grass at least once a week

  3. Prune spring-flowering shrubs

  4. Plant out summer bedding plants and hanging baskets

  5. Stake tall plants which are flopping over

  6. Harvest lettuce, radishes and early potatoes

  7. Feed and water herb pots at least once a week

  8. Sow cheerful edibles such as rocket, pot marigold and nasturtium seeds directly into the soil

  9. Plant greenhouse-raised beans, Brussels sprouts, cabbages, celery, courgettes, cucumbers and marrows outside

  10. Shade greenhouses to prevent them getting too hot and scorching.

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