Used your stored water from water butts to water containers and newer plants
Begin to divide summer flowering perennials as they produce their last flowers
Feed your soil with the appropriate manures, e.g. green manure!
Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Pieris, and Camellias need to be fed with a suitable granular fertilizer
Continue to collect your seeds from the garden this month
It's also important to prepare your garden for the month ahead, here are some key tasks to get you started!
Ideal to check what went well this year and what could be improved next year
If you are finding any gaps in your garden, why not plant spring-flowering bulbs?
Start planning for autumn, always better to be prepared
Make sure to stay on top of weed-killing too! With the right products
WHAT TO PLANT THIS MONTH
You can plant autumn flowering Cyclamen, this is ideal to replace now dying bedding!
If you have planted leeks, you can now transplant them to their ending position do this once the thickness looks just right
Why not take cuttings of your herbs so you can replace older plants next spring? Try it with Rosemary and Sage!
You can start sowing spinach and lettuce now
Pruning and training your plants is a vital step towards achieving a beautiful garden! Over the winter months your plants have definitely overgrown or got damaged, so for healthy future growth it's important to prune!
Continue to cut down stems on perennials, why not add these to your compost heap?
Hedges may be becoming untidy. Make sure you trim these to keep them looking great!
Prune early flowering shrubs, this will encourage more growth and blooms next year
Maintenance is vital for your garden. It's important to keep on top of jobs and keep your garden looking to the best of its ability!
Once your water butts are empty its time to clean them and remove any algae that may be inside
Make sure to sweep your patio and keep up with weeding
Use compost as a mulch!
It’s a great time to encourage wildlife into your garden using some tempting treats, but also it’s important to watch out for them eating your crops or damaging the health of your plants and flowers!
If you have fruit trees in your garden and they start to drop, leave some of the dropped fruit for a treat to wildlife
Make sure to keep birdbaths and feeders topped up
Try using home DIY’s to attract bumblebees
Make sure rubbish bins are sealed
Look out for these this month! - powdery mildew, vine weevils and lily beetles
In July your broad beans could be affected by blackfly so make sure you pinch off the tips where they're being damaged!
Make sure to control slugs/ snails, as they will only eat your crops but also damage them!