In The Flower Garden In June
Pinch out the tips of fuchsias to encourage more flowers.
Deadhead roses if they are the repeat-flowering type. Otherwise, leave the seed heads on for decoration.
Prune out overcrowded or dead stems of evergreen clematis that have finished flowering. This maintains good shape.
Continue to thick out drifts of annuals if they’re overcrowded.
Stake tall or floppy perennial plants to prevent wind damage.
Harvest flower heads from your lavender plants to use in baking, crafting, or as a garnish!
- Make the pond more wildlife-friendly by placing logs and stones around the edge for shelter.
- Always water potted blueberries with rainwater. The lime in tap water reduces the acidity of the soil over time.
- If your houseplants like humidity, mist them frequently through warm weather days.
- Harvest flower heads from your lavender plants to use in baking, crafting, or as a garnish to your meals.
- Protect crops from carrot fly by covering with horticultural fleece.
- Keep your bird baths topped up with water in hot weather!