July

In The Flower Garden In July

Make sure tall plants and climbers are well supported in case of bad weather.

Prune Lupins now to encourage more flowers.

Deadhead Roses to keep them looking tidy.

Deadhead your bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials to ensure continuous flowering.

Use mulch to retain moisture around plants.

Top Tip:
Cut back growth in hanging baskets to revive the display!

This Month's Key Tips
  • Apply a high potash fertiliser once fruit starts to form on peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes.
  • Cut back growth in hanging baskets to revive the display.
  • Protect any developing fruit from birds and squirrels by placing netting around your plants.
  • Tidy up fallen leaves and flowers to discourage the spread of fungal disease.
  • Look after your aphid eaters! Ladybirds, hoverflies and lacewings feed on greenfly and blackfly. It's worth protecting them.
  • Look after your aphid eaters! Ladybirds, hoverflies and lacewings feed on greenfly and blackfly. It's worth protecting them.