Midsummer Gardening Tasks for June

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June is the midsummer month in the garden – still fresh and full of promise; yet bursting with colour and scent.

Long days keep plants growing and keep gardeners busy in the garden until late evening.

So what midsummer gardening tasks for June are there?

 

 

Three Gardening Tasks for June

Water in the garden – and watering your plants. Even if it rains, pots in the shelter of a porch still need watering; so too will indoor and greenhouse plants. Find some tips on watering and water conservation in the garden here

Grow your own strawberries and sparkling wine for Wimbledon! – why not?
Edible gardens do not have to be high maintenance – we have lots of ideas and the ability to help you grow your own Wimbledon strawberries in time for next year.

Continue to pick rhubarb, but remember to leave at least two or three healthy stalks per crown so the plant can continue to replenish itself. Rhubarb crumble is really easy to make and a great favourite at Plews when we have a ‘Team meal’.

 

Things to watch for in your Garden in June

Garden Pests – Lily Beetles, Rosemary Beetle, slugs, snails, aphids, foxes, squirrels, rabbits – a seemingly endless list.

The answer is to catch them early before much damage is done. So take a cup of tea or a glass of wine into your garden when you get home from work and have a close look at your plants if they look anything other than in prime health.

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Gardens to visit this month

If you’re in or near London, the Open Squares Weekend, 9 – 10 June,  is a unique opportunity to visit gardens that are not normally open to the public.

Rose Gardens are just coming into full bloom and scent this month. We have a brilliant selection to chose from in the United Kingdom, its possibly easiest to say find one near to where you are, but here are some of our favourite Rose Gardens we wrote about a few years ago to get you started.

 

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