June has the longest days of the year. All that extra light and warmth encourages the garden to put on an exuberant amount of growth.
As a result this will also encourage quicker weed growth. Keep on top of the weeding by hoeing during dry days.
All your hard work in the garden earlier in the year is now paying off with the abundance of seasonal, annual planting coming into full summer colour.
Remember to feed and water your plants regularly. This will encourage healthy growth and promote better and bigger flowers.
Herbaceous plants will put on a lot of growth so staking and tying into place will allow the form of the garden to flow; regular dead heading and feeding will also prolong the flowering periods.
6 jobs to do in June
1. Regular mowing and edging of lawns at least once a week.
2. Pinch out side shoots of tomatoes.
3. Place hanging baskets and seasonal planted pots outside.
4. Dead head hanging baskets and planted pots regularly to promote further flowering and keep the display balanced.
5. Stake large floppy plants.
6. Pruning of many spring flowering shrubs can be done to encourage bud set for next year.
7. Apply shading to greenhouse to reduce amount of scorch to plants.
Our recommended plant this month is agapanthus Africans. These are stunning plants with light blue structural flowers lasting up to 6 weeks. A great addition to your garden.