Gardening jobs for July

by | Jul 6, 2023 | Uncategorized

  • Prune deciduous Magnolias. If this is done at other times of the year it can cause plant bleeding.
  • Use grey water from baths sinks and showers within 24 hours for flowering plants, not edibles.
  • Prune early summer flowering shrubs.
  • Sw cabbages.
  • Keep on top of weeds by hoeing on a dry day.
  • Remove fruit tree suckers as close to the soil as possible.
  • Do not water the lawn! It will recover once rain starts again.
  • Prune gooseberries and currants.
  • Take cuttings of penstemon, lavender and salvias.
  • Leave some nettles for food for caterpillars of butterflies such as the Red Admiral.
  • Give newly planted trees and shrubs a drink. A good soaking is better than little and often.
  • Water celery, fennel and celeriac.
  • Cut back hardy geraniums, which will give you a second flush of flowers later in the year.
  • Deadhead bedding plants.
  • Tie in climbers.