Posted 16th Jun 2017
Alec White of Primrose Hall Nursery gives some suggestions on Gardening jobs for June
What to do if you haven’t much time
1 Apply and renew mulches.
2 Water plants thoroughly through hot spells.
3 Hoe or hand-pull annual weeds.
4 Fill any gaps in borders with bedding or perennial plants.
5 Deadhead plants.
Trees, Shrubs & Hedges
1 Watch out for greenfly and leaf-rolling on roses.
2 Prune mature deciduous shrubs that finish flowering.
3 Continue taking softwood cutting.
4 Keep on top of training climbing and rambling roses.
5 Propagate climbers by layering.
1 Remove old leaves and flower stems of hellebores.
2 Cut back oriental poppies – they’ll look terrible right now but new leaves will grow in a month or two. They’ll flower again next year.
3 Deadhead Euphorbia robbiae and E. characias.
4 Continue to stake tall-growing perennials.
5 Deadhead lupins and delphiniums.
6 Take cutting from pinks.
7 Cut down the foliage of bulbs that have been naturalised in grass.
8 Plant out cannas.
9 Lift and divide bulbs that have finished flowering.
10 Plant anemones to flower in autumn.
Containers and bedding
1 Plant out summer bedding plants.
2 Sow polyanthus and winter pansies.
3 Plant up a hanging basket.
4 Water and feed all plants regularly.
5 Plant up half-hardy annuals and tender perennials in containers outdoors.
1 Damp down regularly.
2 Water and feed all plants regularly.
3 Shade the greenhouse.
4 Pot on all young plants and seedlings that are ready.
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