In The Fruit Garden This June

Start to prune your plum and cherry trees now.

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

Although fruit trees will naturally shed some fruits aim to thin out congested branches further for bigger and better fruits.

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

Peg down runners of you strawberry plants to create more plants for next year.

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

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
  • Pinch out side shoots on tomatoes.
  • Hoe borders regularly to keep weeds down.
  • Mow lawns at least once a week.
  • Be water-wise.
  • Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent scorch.
  • Prune spring flowering shrubs.