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Gardener's Diary

June


In association with the Royal Horticultural Society

 

Previously in The Gardener's Diary...

May 2013

April 2013

March 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




Jobs for the month - June

Summer arrives! (Hopefully)

June 21 is the longest day of the year, and the extra light and warmth encourages the garden to put on an exuberant burst of growth. But this extra light and warmth also means weeds will sprout up from seemingly no where. Keep on top of them by hoeing regularly in dry conditions. Herbaceous borders are reaching their early summer peak and the kitchen garden is becoming productive.

Top 10 jobs this month

  1. Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds

  2. Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas

  3. Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes

  4. Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes

  5. Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside

  6. Cut lawns at least once a week

  7. Plant out summer bedding

  8. Stake tall or floppy plants

  9. Prune many spring-flowering shrubs

  10. Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent scorch

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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