June is a month to relish the results of

all your hard work in the garden.

But don’t rest on your laurels for too long, it’s also

time to get the show going for autumn fireworks.

General tasks:

  • Keep weeding and dead-heading to maintain beds, borders and container displays at their absolute best
  • Give tired lawns a boost with a liquid feed to green it up and boost growth.
  • Slugs are on the move! Check out this helpful RHS link for tips and advice https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=228

Ornamental garden:

  • Inspect your roses for aphids and blackspot – pick off infected leaves or spray to control the disease.
  • Prune spring-flowering shrubs including deutzia, philadelphus and weigela, thinning one in three of the oldest stems.
  • Tidy up hellebores once they’ve finished flowering, removing old leaves so new young foliage is displayed.

Kitchen garden:

  • Keep on top of watering especially in the greenhouse where temperatures are soaring: automatic dripper systems, take some of the strain, ask in-store for details.
  • Harvest your vegetables and eat them as fresh as possible: new potatoes, broad beans, salads and strawberries are all ready to enjoy this month.
  • Plant winter brassicas such as sprouts, cabbages and purple sprouting broccoli, filling your winter veg beds with ready-grown plugs from the range in our garden centre.
  • Keep sowing fast-maturing vegetables like salads, turnips, beetroot and annual herbs little and often for a continuous supply.