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Jobs to do in the garden in June – Fertilise and plant

Posted on June 13, 2017 by Potter & Rest

 

Spring has so far been a mixed bag with sunshine and showers here and there. We’ve got our fingers crossed for warmer weather and we’re going to be busy preparing the garden for the summer months, here’s our top tips on getting ahead in the garden for June. 

Fertilise

  • Now’s the time to apply a loose mulch to the soil as this will help to hold in the moisture and deter weed growth
  • Feed hellebores with a general fertiliser and cut back to the ground. 

Plant




  • Plant out dahlias
  • If you haven’t done so, plant out summer bedding plants into borders, containers and hanging baskets
  • Sow salad crops in succession to ensure a continuous harvest
  • Courgettes, cucumbers, tomatoes and other tender crops can be planted outside
  • Earth up maincrop potatoes. This means adding earth/soil to either side and around the potatoes stems to help encourage a bigger crop.
  • Houseplants can be put outside this month, but remember to take them back inside in September
  • Grasses can still be planted this month
  • Lift and divide bulbs that have finished flowering such as bluebells, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips.
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