In The Fruit Garden This June

Start to prune your plum or cherry trees now.

Top-dress patio dwarf fruit trees with fresh compost and a slow-release fertiliser.

Although fruit trees  will naturally shed some fruit (called the ‘June drop’), aim to thin out congested branches further for bigger and better fruits.

If you have plants fruiting in containers, remember to give them a high potash liquid feed to keep them healthy and prodctive.

Protect any developing fruits from birds and squirrels by placing netting around your plants.

Peg down runners on your strawberry plants to create more plants for next year. If you don’t need more plants simply remove the strawberry runners completely.

Top Tip:

Always water potted blueberry plants with rainwater, as the lime contained in tap water reduces the acidity of the soil over time.

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