We use cookies on this website. To use the website as intended please accept cookies.

Tuesday July 23 , 2019

Blue Daisy Blog

Blue Daisy blog written by Nicki Jackson & Jules Clark - for news, views, garden design, gardening and plant observations and thoughts.

July Garden Advice

Posted by on in Gardening
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 5829
  • 0 Comments
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print

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.

Pests are usually rampant this month with aphids, particularly greenfly and blackfly multiplying fast.  It's time to get the ladybirds into your garden for a sumptuous feast and if you haven't built a ladybird home yet it's a great thing to do with children. All you need is some lengths of hollow bamboo bundled together with either string or bunched inside a plant pot or something like a catering size coffee tin.  Putting them inside something ensures the canes don't become a wind tunnel and if you've tied them up without putting them inside something do make sure one end of the canes are blocked up with something.  Another way of providing insect homes is to drill some holes into one end of a log.  Ladybirds and other insects will thank you for providing them with safe harbour to either lay eggs or to hibernate.

Managing pests and diseases is especially important in your fruit garden to help keep fruits healthy and with the sunshine (after such a wet June) also comes a plethora of weeds.   Keep them under control in order to give your flowers, fruit and vegetable plants room to grow without too much competition.

 

0
Trackback URL for this blog entry.

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.

Author's recent posts

Comments

  • No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Blog Categories

Tag Cloud

surfaces pollinators October garden rainwater harvesting planning your garden Levens Hall Urban Heat Island Effect May garden Alys Fowler GYO Stone Lane Gardens rock gardens acer sunflowers poppies Narcissus garden design tip ha ha Herb garden Charlie Dimmock Laurel Decking pond Kew Gardens Birmingham Library Bamboo build blue Events & Shows colour in your garden deer Kensington Roof Garden roof gardens cottage garden garden room London garden March garden legacy gift paving lawn care Fleece garden design trends Selfridges Roof Garden Acuba herbs water feature productive garden April garden Snowdrops James Wong Lantra Joanna Lumley Tom Hart-Dyke New York Highline hard landscaping twitter February garden courtyard rococo HTA sound in the garden CorTen June garden birch Greenhouse gardening on tv green spaces Phyllostachys nigra Floating Paradise Gardens of London Cosmos astrosanguineus Crocus basil garden design pollinating insects Malvern Hills September garden reclaimed materials watering can drought Urban Heat Island winter garden Garden Planning alpines Winter shrubs Horticulturalist scented shrubs cyclamen Trees NSALG Capability Brown Berginia Glasshouse BBC Futurescape house plants RHS Tatton Park Wisley hydroponic RHS Chelsea edible garden show Horticulture Alan Titchmarsh roof garden topiary Horticultural composting watering front garden garden advice at home winner terracota timber sweat peas Lawrence Johnston Chelsea Physic Garden Carol Klein heatwave John Massey Spring shrubs National Trust Briza maxima snow water December garden August garden movement in the garden bulbs bees rosemary Rachel de Thame sorbus spring garden contemporary Herb Malvern Spring Show Mrs Loudon Joseph Banks Great British Garden Revival Cut flowers Ilex Berberis Blue Daisy wildlife Joe Swift Cambridge botanical garden grey water eco-friendly Absorb pollution HNC garden focal points Moss Bank Park Ashwood Nurseries Wildflowers water conservation stonemarket show gardens women and work award Toby Buckland career in horticulture recycled materials Seed sowing doddington hall Nicki Jackson vertical garden February January garden kerb-side appeal form Geranium Highgrove Coastal plants Achillea traditional style patio RHS Malvern Stoneleigh elm July garden Jekka McVicar wild flowers plant pots Chelsea Flower Show hosepipe saving water Cloches summer garden water butt RHS Hampton Court Perennial Echinacea Gardeners World Taxus plants Buxus cottage gardens unity autumn garden gravel Monty Don kitchen garden November garden Hidcote Euphorbia repetition Daffodils Kelmarsh Hall Sophie Raworth Matt James Shrubs Prince Harry grow your own herbaceous borders spring bulbs ash Hosta CorTen steel National Gardening Week Chris Beardshaw bulb display RHS pests ornamental grasses structure

Welcome to Blue Daisy Blog



Our Promise

promiseWe work hard to keep our customers happy.  We work to a voluntary customer charter.

Peace of Mind

simplybusinessWe take our responsibilities seriously so we're insured through Simply Business.

Click on the logo for our Garden Design insurance details. For Gardening details see our gardening services page.

Proud Members Of...

landscapejuicen... The Landscape Juice Network where we interact with other professional gardeners, designers and landscapers.