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Monthly Jobs - July

INFORMATION

Jobs for July...

With the heat of Summer, comes good and surprisingly not so good times in the garden and garden centre. The ‘not so good’ being all the watering that’s essential to provide beautiful plants for sale and for show. The ‘good times’ are relaxing in the garden and enjoying the sights and scents of your surroundings when all the chaos and chores of the day are over.

LAWNS

  • Liquid feed to maintain tip top condition
  • Water in dry conditions.
  • Keep newly sown or turfed areas watered.
  • Raise the height of cut in dry conditions.

PONDS

  • Check pump filters regularly to keep unblocked.
  • Remove blanket week by twisting it around a stick.
  • Feed fish regularly.
  • Pond plants including Water Lilies, can still be planted.

FLOWERS

  • Feed all border Perennials with rose feed.
  • Don’t forget to water newly planted flowers.
  • Water hanging baskets daily and feed weekly with Gro-sure.
  • Spray Roses for greenfly, mildew and blackspot.
  • Prune earlier flowered Perennials to encourage another flush of flowers

FRUIT

  • Peg Strawberry runners down to propagate them.
  • Harvest Raspberries
  • Spray for mildew on Gooseberries
  • Keep protection nets and cages secure.

VEGETABLES

  • Water regularly, especially onions.
  • Continue sowing salad vegetables like Lettuce & Raddish.
  • Dig up Early Potatoes.
  • Earth up Main-Crop Potatoes.
  • Feed vegetable plants with liquid manure or nitrogen feed.

TOP TIPS

  • Water and feed all areas regularly.
  • Enjoy the night sights by highlighting the garden with low voltage or solar powered lights.
  • Prune Wisteria new shoots back to five buds, to encourage next year's flowers.
  • Trim Leylandii hedges to keep under control.
  • Prune shrubs that have already flowered to keep in trim
  • Spray weeds regularly to avoid infestation.
  • Kilmarnock Willow

PLANTS LOOKING GOOD THIS MONTH

  • Roses – especially English Shrub types
  • Fuchsias – hardy and bedding
  • Grasses / Ferns / Phormiums
  • Hemerocallis –‘Day Lily’
  • Penstemons
  • Clematis and Honeysuckle
  • Astilbes