Jobs in the garden this month
Here are some jobs to keep you busy in the garden throughout July:
Keep your taller plants supported as they will suffer damage is we have a spell of bad weather.
Deadhead your bedding and perennial plants to encourage new blooms into late summer.
Deadhead roses to keep your plants looking their best.
Feed your hanging baskets and patio pots so that you get the best out of your displays. You should feed them every couple of weeks with a suitable fertiliser. Please speak to one of our team if you are unsure.
Prune your wisteria – remove the thin side shoots from the main growth framework to about five leaves from the main stem.
Pinch out tomato side shoots to encourage the plants to produce more fruit and feed your plants once a week with tomato feed.
Make sure that you water all your crops daily if the weather is hot – they need to be consistently moist. Water in the morning or evening to reduce water loss through evaporation.
Keep an eye out for pests in the garden, from blackfly to slugs – we have a range of products available to help in our eco shop.
You can begin to pick some of your produce this month, tomatoes will be turning and your salad leaves with be ready for harvest. Early potatoes may also be ready to harvest.
Keep your greenhouse well ventilated in the warm weather – you can also dampen it down to increase humidity in very hot weather.
Keep newly seeded or turfed lawns watered to encourage the best possible growth – don’t let them dry out.
We have a range of feeds and natural pesticides to help keep your garden looking its best. Please speak to a member of staff if you are unsure exactly what you need.