June…in your garden
Summer looks to finally be arriving, and Chris has provided some brilliant tips and pests to look out for this month!
Jobs to do in the garden in June
- Snip of dead rose heads and keep them sprayed for black spot.
- Start feeding and pinch out side shoots on your tomatoes
- Hoe borders regularly to keep weeds down
- Harvest lettuce, radish and other salads and dig up your early potatoes
- Plant out your summer bedding now the threat of frosts have gone
- Mow your lawns regularly
- Also place out your summer containers and baskets
- Stake tall and floppy shrubs
- Prune spring flower shrubs like forsythias
- If you want to grow your own next year such as wallflowers, pansies and bellies they need to be sown between May and July in order to flower next spring
Pests to keep an eye out for in June
- Lily beetle, inspect your lilies for the scarlet beetle whose larvae can strip a plant in days, pick them off with your hands and crush them.
- Vine weevil larvae are active so keep an eye on your containerised plants
- Aphids multiply rapidly in summer, remove early infestation by hand to prevent the problem getting out of control.
- Continue to protect little delphiniums, Hostas and other susceptible plants from slugs and snails.
If you need any more advice, please stop by Thorngrove and speak to our staff. We’re looking forward to seeing you this Summer and helping make your gardens the best they can be.