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June Gardening Tips

June Gardening Tips

As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, our gardens become a vibrant tapestry of colours and scents. June is a month of abundant growth and opportunity, where we can cultivate flourishing blooms, nurture thriving vegetable gardens, and create enchanting outdoor spaces.

Flower Garden

  • Tie in sweet peas and other climbing plants.
  • Clip box hedges and topiary to keep them neat.
  • Fill in gaps in the border with bedding plants, herbaceous perennial and shrubs.
  • Cut back spring flowering perennials.
  • Prune spring flowering shrubs.

Kitchen Garden

  • Place straw around strawberry plants.
  • Thin out any congested crops e.g. carrots.
  • Sow crops such as swede, cauliflower, lettuce, peas etc.
  • Weed the onion rows.
  • As you continue to harvest early crops, clean the soil, sprinkle on some organic fertilizer and sow your next crop.
  • Some early potatoes will be ready to harvest now.
  • Continue pulling rhubarb until the end of June, then give it a rest to recover its strength.


  • Put up greenhouse shading in preparation for sunny days.
  • Plant crops such as tomatoes and cucumbers into containers.
  • Keep a close eye on the watering and feed regularly.
  • Keep well ventilated.
  • Damp down regularly to increase humidity.

The Lawn

  • Remove weeds.
  • Edge the lawns with an edging iron.
  • Mow lawns weekly, gradually reducing the height of the cut.
  • Water new lawns during dry periods.
  • Green up the lawn with a soluble lawn food.

General Advice

  • Ensure newly planted trees and shrubs are watered well.
  • Scoop duckweed and algae off ponds with a net or a sieve
  • Ensure a good supply of fresh water for wild birds
  • Enjoy the garden and brighten it up with some flares, lighting etc.
  • Sit back and appreciate your hard work so far.

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