Summer

Below is a selection of tasks to be done over the forthcoming summer months. The garden diary is updated regularly so keep checking in to see what needs doing throughout the year.

June

at a glance…

  • Keep weeding and deadheading to maintain beds, borders and container displays.
  • Water new and young plants as necessary.
  • Prune spring flowering shrubs
  • Cut-back spring flowering perennials.
  • Cut down faded foliage of bulbs
  • Plant summer bedding plants
  • Mow the lawn and trim edges regularly.

last chance to…

  • Plant new plants before the summer heats up.
  • Sow hardy annuals to flower this year.

July

at a glance…

  • Keep new and young plants well-watered.
  • Feed and water containers regularly.
  • Continue deadheading.
  • Prune shrubs that flowered in early summer.
  • Plant autumn flowering bulbs.
  • Summer prune apple and pear trees.
  • Prune cherry and plum trees

last chance to…

  • Fill any gaps in borders with bedding plants.

August

at a glance…

  • Water plants that need it regularly.
  • Trim hedges
  • Prune rambling roses after flowering.
  • Trim lavender after flowers have faded.

last chance to…

  • Finish summer pruning trained fruit trees.