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Wednesday August 22 , 2018

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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...

 

  • Summer prune your fruit cordons and espaliers
  • Keep weeds down around fruiting trees and other edibles to reduce the competition for nutrients
  • Thin out fruit crops.
  • Deadhead as often as possible to encourage more flowers
  • Keep an eye on water levels - especially containers, pots and hanging baskets
  • Harvest any fruit and vegetables that are available and if there is too much to eat either give it away or freeze it
  • Hoe the borders regularly to keep weeds at bay
  • Check plants regularly for pests and diseases
  • Make sure bird baths and watering stations have plenty of clean and fresh water
  • If you have a pond check it regularly and top it up as necessary
  • Trim hedges this month (if you're sure there are no nests or existing ones have been vacated, remember that some birds come back for a second brood).  If you're unsure, wait a bit longer
  • Plan the autumn vegetable plot and sow seeds as appropriate
  • Pinch out side shoots on tomatoes and keep them evenly moist to avoid blossom end rot (fruit splitting)
  • If you have a greenhouse keep it well ventilated and shaded
  • Keep your potted acers well watered and out of direct sunlight in order to avoid leaf scorch
  • If you do get the chance to get into your garden and the sun is shining do wear a hat and sun lotion and don't forget to stay hydrated too.

 

 

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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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