In The Fruit Garden In June
Start to prune your plum or cherry trees now.
If you have plants fruiting in containers, give them a high potash liquid feed to keep them healthy and productive.
Top-dress patio dwarf fruit trees with fresh compost and a slow-release fertiliser.
Peg down runners on your strawberry plants to create more plants for next year! If you don’t need more, simply remove the runners.
Although fruit trees will naturally shed some fruit, aim to thin out congested branches further. This will encourage bigger and better fruits.
Always water potted blueberries with rainwater. The lime in tap water reduces the acidity of the soil over time.
- 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!