Gardening jobs for June
June is my favourite month... there, I said it! The sweet peas and roses are in full bloom, everything is lush and green and there is something new to see every day. It's a wonderful month to thoroughly enjoy the garden during this time, because all the hard work is now paying off. There's also plenty to keep you busy:
- Spring bulbs will now have finished and died back. Lift and store tulip bulbs after flowering.
- Wisteria can be pruned, cut the long side shoots back to 20cm to promote flowering next Spring.
- If you haven't already, support tall growing perennials such as hollyhocks and delphiniums with canes or sticks. (Do this before it is too late and it has snapped).
- Continue planting out in pots and borders, and water regularly to help plants establish quickly
- Continue to tie in climbers
- Give container displays and hanging baskets a liquid feed every week to encourage flowering
- Prune late-spring or early-summer shrubs after flowering, such as weigela and philadelphus, thinning out the older stems
- Cut all the flowers from your sweet pea structures once a week to encourage continuous flowering
- We will also start sowing Biennial and perennial flower seeds for gorgeous flowers next Summer.
- Photograph the garden and the borders to reflect and look back on.
- Take time to enjoy your garden!