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July Garden Advice

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ladybird aphidJuly is most definitely the month of colour - it's a riot out there! Watering, deadheading and keeping on top of weeds are most people's top 3 in the garden this month but planning ahead never hurts either...

There are always some things in the garden that you'd do differently, and your July garden is often a good time to spot those difficult patches. Make a note of the changes that you'd like to make and take photos to help your memory so that when you do come to make changes later in the season it'll be an easier job.

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July Garden Jobs

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secateurs-240July is upon us and Wimbledon is here and can Andy Murray do it again! 

After what has been the wettest June on record we're now hoping for a few rays of sunshine this month.  If your lawn has been waterlogged, as it dries out it's worth spiking it with a garden fork and backfilling the holes with some horticultural sand, it will help with the drainage.  

As for other jobs...

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June Garden Jobs

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June is a prolific time in our gardens and while it's usually a great time to break out that well deserved drink to help us savour the warm, scented evenings (that we're sure are coming!) there are also lots and lots of jobs to be getting on with this month. 

This year is no different and  just in case you're not sure where to begin, here's a list to get you started.

 

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June Gardens

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foxgloveThis is the time we usually get to relax and enjoy our gardens with the first vegetables ready to harvest, flowers in full bloom and long summer nights to appreciate our hard work!  You never know we might actually get some of that lovely balmy evening scent that June is reknowned for.

If the sun does come out to play make sure that plants in greenhouses, conservatories and windowsills get some good ventilation and shading protection too to make sure they’re not scorched. 

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May Garden Jobs

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secateurs-240Every month brings with it a list of jobs that need doing in the garden and May is no exception!  This is a busy time of year generally and this year is no exception. Your garden will benefit from TLC this month to give it the best chance of performing well for you during the summer months.  Some May garden jobs for that list of yours...

 

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