Other Jobs Around The Garden This June

Plant floating pond plants now while the water is warming up.

Invest in pest control to prevent slugs attacking your young plants.

Make small ‘wells’ around individual plants so that the water can soak the soil to about 25cm (10in). Merely wetting the surface wastes water, encourages weeds and can lead to surface rooting making plants more vulnerable.

Keep bird baths topped up in hot weather.

Turn the compost in your bins every month to keep it well aerated.

Clip evergreen hedges such as privet, box and yew while they’re in active growth.

Keep removing blanket weed from your pond to allow the plants and fish room to breathe.

Keep an eye out for white powdery mildew on plants. If possible, remove the affected parts and spray with a fungicide to prevent further spread.

Top Tip:

Use water butts as much as possible and water your patio perennials and baskets well in hot weather. Start to feed them with a balanced liquid fertiliser every 2 to 4 weeks.

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 spring flowering shrubs.
  • Mow lawns weekly.
  • Shade greenhouse to keep cool and prevent scorch.