In The Flower Garden This June

Harden off any remaining half-hardy bedding plants ready for planting.

Lift and divide clumps of snowdrops and bluebells once the leaves start to yellow.

Pinch out the tips of fuchsias to encourage a bushy habit and more flowers.

Start to pick sweet peas as soon as they flower to encourage more blooms.

Stake tall perennial plants to prevent wind damage.

Dead-head your roses if they’re repeat-flowering types. Otherwise, leave the seed heads on for decoration.

Continue to thin out drifts of hardy annual plants if they’re overcrowded.

As new shoots grow, use soft ties to train climbing plants such as honeysuckle and clematis to their supports.

Wait for bulb foliage to die down naturally before cutting back.

Top Tip:

Harden off and move hanging baskets and containers growing in the greenhouse into their final position. If your hanging basket plants become leggy, trim off the excess to encourage bushy new growth.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Hoe borders regularly to keep weeds down.
  • Be water-wise and keep plants hydrated.
  • Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes.
  • Prune sping flowering shrubs.
  • Mow lawns weekly.
  • Shade greenhouse to keep cool and prevent scorch.