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Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and long days are here to enjoy…Summer is just the best time of year to be out in the garden. 

Here’s some jobs you can do this June...

Keep your garden looking fabulous all summer long.
  • Fill your pots and hanging baskets with summer bedding for fantastic colour that will last for months. Regular liquid feeding with Boost All Purpose Liquid Plant Food helps summer bedding to pack a punch and carry on flowering throughout the season. Check out our “Beautiful bedding and Hanging Baskets” blog for more information.  
  • To keep them flowering all summer long, pick sweet peas, deadhead repeat-flowering roses and cut back hardy geraniums.
  • When summer flowering shrubs such as Weigela and Forsythia have finished flowering, cut back the flowered shoots to strong buds lower down and remove one in every 3-4 old stems. This will encourage new growth. 
  • It’s time for Wisteria’s summer prune. Cut back all this year’s long whippy shoots to around 20cm long. 

An abundant supply throughout the summer.

It’s an excellent time to sow directly into the vegetable garden.
  • Sow salad leaves, radishes, carrots and beetroot. 
  • It’s also time to plant out runner and French beans, courgette, peppers and sweetcorn seedlings.
  • Plant out tomato seedlings so that the first set of leaves are just above ground level, this will encourage the plant to produce more roots and give you bigger, more robust plants. 
  • Feed your tomatoes fortnightly, with a feed such as Westland Big Tom Tomato Food to encourage fruit development. 
  • Container grown vegetables like dwarf beans and courgettes will also benefit from a fortnightly feed – a tomato feed works for them all!
  • First early potatoes should be ready to harvest once the flowers have opened, dig up one or two first to check they are big enough. If they’re too small, let the rest grow for a few more weeks. 
  • Once the leaves flop over on onion and garlic and they’ve turned yellow it’s time to harvest them.  
  • Strawberries are starting to ripen now, so cover with a net to stop the birds from stealing the delicious berries. 
It’s best to water in the early mornings or evenings to reduce water loss through evaporation. Why not install a water butt to conserve rainwater for use on the garden, available to buy in the garden centre!
  • Mow the lawn regularly, but in long spells of dry weather, mow less often and on a higher blade setting to reduce stress on the grass.
  • Weeds will be growing just as fast as the other plants in your garden. Weed regularly to keep them under control. On dry days, run a Dutch hoe over the soil to help reduce annual weeds like spurge, chickweed and hairy bittercress, and leave the weeds on the soil to wither.
  • Always check evergreen hedges before your trim them to make sure you aren’t disturbing any nesting birds.

Whether you’re planting, weeding or simply relaxing, you’ll find everything you need to get your garden summer ready, so why go elsewhere and pay more!
Price Buster Offers*
  • Westland Big Tom Tomato Food 1.25 litres – £6.99 2 for £10 
  • Westland Boost All Purpose Liquid Plant Food 1 litre £6.99 2 for £10
*Offers correct at time of publishing.