June is a great month for enjoying your garden with new flowers blossoming, and buzzing wildlife...In between relaxing, here are a few garden jobs that need doing during the month of June...


  1. Mow your lawn at least once a week, invest in a new mower if necessary. Feed regularly and re-seed larger areas, use an easy spreader for an even spread.
  2. Plant up hanging baskets, make sure you use water retaining granules and a slow release feed to help them flourish all Summer. Fill any empty containers you have with new Summer bedding.
  3. Pinch out your tomatoes regularly, harvest any lettuce, radish and early potatoes and any other salads that are ready. Feed with Tomorite or Fruit & Veg Feed.
  4. Get Summer ready & make any major changes to your garden such as new patios, garden buildings, and furniture.
  5. Water plants early mornings and late evenings, when the sun is down, and install a water butt to collect rainwater and re-use for watering.
  6. Cut back spring-flowering perennials, to encourage fresh foliage.
  7. Start to pick Sweet Peas as soon as they flower, and dead-head roses if they are repeat-flowering roses to encourage more blooms.
  8. Remove any dead foliage from Spring flowering bulbs, with the exception of Daffodils and Tulips which could be left a little longer, but do take off any seed-heads that may appear. If possible, it is best to allow the foliage to naturally die back.
  9.  Keep the greenhouse well ventilated during the day as temperature fluctuations caused by hot temperatures in the day, then cool at night could very well affect tomato plants fruiting.
  10. Stay on top of weeding so your plants don’t have to compete for water & nutrients.
February 14, 2023 — Chisom Onwukwe