June Gardening Tips
une is one of the loveliest months in the garden! There is plenty to enjoy and plenty to do.
Now that the danger of frost is over summer bedding plants can be planted out in borders, containers and hanging baskets. Water containers and baskets regularly, ideally once a day either early in the morning or in the evening when the sun is not shining on them and liquid feed once a week.
Dead head and feed roses that have finished flowering to promote a second flush.
Prune early flowering shrubs such as Deutzia, Philadelphus, Weigela, Kerria and flowering currants that have finished flowering by cutting back to a healthy bud.
Evergreen hedges such as Box, Privett, Leyland cypress, Yew and Lonicera nitida may be clipped in June.
Earth up potatoes when the foliage reaches approximately 6-9 inches in height. This stops any potatoes that grow near to the surface from turning green and inedible.
Do not worry if apples start to drop small fruits. This is called June Drop and is a natural thinning process.
Protect soft fruit with netting.
There is still time to feed the lawn or apply a feed weed and moss killer, if you have not already done so.