Other Jobs About The Garden This July

Plant floating pond plants, such as water lilies, in water away for splashing fountains.

Water patio plant perennials and baskets thoroughly in hot weather. Continue to feed them with a balanced liquid fertiliser every 2 to 4 weeks.

Use water butts instead of tap water as often as you can when watering your plants.

Keep bird baths topped up in the hot weather.

Keep an eye out for powdery mildew on plants. Remove any affected parts and spray with fungicide to prevent further spread.

Prevent slugs attacking your young plants by using pest control. For container plants apply copper tape.

If your plants are wilting for no obvious reason, check for vine weevils by tipping your plants out of their pots and looking for ‘C’ shaped creamy maggots amongst the roots. Treat with nematodes if vine weevils are spotted.

Top Tip:

Water the soil around the base of plants rather than the foliage. Make ‘pools’ around individual plants so that the water is directed straight to the roots where it’s needed, use an auto-watering collar or set up an automated drip irrigation system.




This Month's Key Tips
  • Water plants if dry daily, but be water-wise.
  • Deadhead bedding plants and flowering perennials.
  • Clear algae, blanket weed and debris from ponds.
  • Give the lawn a quick-acting summer feed.
  • Plant second cropping potatoes now to give you new potatoes for Christmas.