Jobs for July

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After a gorgeous sunny June, your garden should be luscious and colourful. As we close in on July, we want to help you make the most of your summer garden with getting a head start on your July jobs.

Deadheading dahlias

Deadheading

Your bedding plants and perennials by now will probably need deadheading if you want to keep your display looking bright and beautiful. Roses also do well from a summer prune so bring out your secateurs and snip the dying flower heads. Remember to cut the stem of the flower head not just pulling the dead head off, this will encourage new growth.

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Feed your Crop

Now is a great time to do a feed of your fruit and veg. Tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries will really benefit from a feed at this time of year ensuring they’ll be perfect for harvest in August. Your roses will also benefit from a feed as they have probably had their first flush of flowers, so a feed once they’ve been pruned is perfect.

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Watering

Make sure you’re on top of your watering. Even if we have a shower of rain in the day check your soil to see how dry it is, because despite having bouts of rain it’s still very warm so can dry the soil out quickly. Remember not to water whilst the sun is at its warmest. Instead, water first thing in the morning or later at night when the sun is off your garden.

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Harvest

If you were sowing in spring, it’s likely that you have some crops to harvest. Peas, beetroot, carrots, and strawberries may all be ready to pick so keep an eye out, so you can get them at their best.

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