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Gardener's Diary

July


In association with the Royal Horticultural Society

 

Previously in The Gardener's Diary...

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013


 

The Gardener's Diary

The Royal Horticultural Society


The Royal Horticultural Society
is the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.

Their goal is to help people share a passion for plants, to encourage excellence in horticulture and inspire all those with an interest in gardening.

In this section on Laterlife they share their expertise to provide your Jobs for the Month - making sure that your garden is ready for the season ahead.

Find out more about how to become a member of the RHS




Gardening Jobs for the month - July

Summer is progressing

This is often one of the hottest months of the year and a great time to sit out and enjoy your garden. 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 and hoe off weeds, which thrive in the sunshine.

Top 10 things to do this month

  1. Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt

  2. Place conservatory plants outside now that it is warm

  3. Water tubs and new plants if dry, but be water-wise

  4. Deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials, to ensure continuous flowering

  5. Pick courgettes before they become marrows

  6. Treat apple scab

  7. Clear algae, blanket weeds and debris from ponds, and keep them topped up

  8. Order catalogues for next year’s spring-flowering bulbs

  9. Give the lawn a quick-acting summer feed, especially if a spring feed was not done

  10. Give woodwork a lick of paint or preserver, while the weather is dry


For more vital tips on caring for your garden from the Royal Horticultural Society check out their June advice for:

Flowers
Trees and Shrubs
Greenhouse, Conservatory and Houseplants
Lawns
Ponds
Structures



 

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