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Tuesday August 20 , 2019

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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 in between the torrential rain that we've had this year!  (But we're not holding our breathe!).

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. 

It's still not too late to do the 'Chelsea chop' on parts of some of your late flowering perennials - doing this will help stagger and prolong their flowering period.  Early flowering perennials like geraniums can also benefit from the Chelsea chop they'll reward you with a second flush of flowers later in the summer. 

Try to keep up good garden hygiene by deadheading when you can. And slugs, snails, aphids, greenfly and blackfly, to name but a few, are really active at this time of year so keep your eyes open and deal with them at the first signs of activity which normally works in most cases.

Although it would be lovely to say you have nothing to do now, it’s not true; there are still lots of routine jobs that need doing to keep your garden looking vibrant.


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Nicki Jackson is Blue Daisy's garden designer & owner. A former HR consultant Nicki still finds the time to run Blue Daisy, design gardens and planting plans, write a blog, keep our gardening clients happy and offer IIP advice and outplacement support through Blue Daisy Consultancy.

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  • Sawako Sawa Thursday, 05 June 2014

    How do you do? My name is Sawako Sawa, I am taking your intensive lecture at the Heart of England in Leamington Spa very soon. Excuse me for contacting you this way, but I would like to tell you that I really enjoy and appreciate reading your blog. I am looking forward to seeing you on 16th this month. Please let me email you soon, I would like to know about your class in detail.

  • Nicki Jackson Monday, 09 June 2014

    Hello Sawako, thank you for your kind comments regarding my blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you next week. I have been given your email address via Heart of England and have sent you an email.

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