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Recommended Tasks and Hints for June 2022

  • Apply and renew mulches. Mulching is good for the soil at any time of the year but it is especially beneficial in warmer weather as it reduces water loss and suppresses weeds.

  • Fill gaps in borders with summer bedding - pot marigolds are ideal

  • Prune Spring flowering shrubs

  • Weed, deadhead to maintain beds, borders and containers

  • Take cuttings from pinks

  • Cut down the faded foliage of bulbs

  • Lift and divide overgrown clumps of bulbs

  • Plant winter brassicas and protect them from pests

  • Water fruit and veg thoroughly during dry spells

  • Keep sowing salad vegetables

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