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Gardening Hints and Tips for July 2023

  • Divide bearded irises

  • Pinch out outdoor tomatoes when 4 trusses have formed and removed side shoots

  • Watch out for pests and diseases especially blackfly and greenfly

  • When deadheading roses prune back to a bud in a leaf axil lower down to encourage strong new shoots and lengthen your display

  • Sow autumn and winter salads - lambs lettuce, rocket and oriental vegetables which make an interesting addition to autumn salads

  • Pinch out runner beans when they reach the top of the canes to encourage side shoots to develop

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