June in the garden

The garden is in full colour & glory.

With June ‘hopefully’ comes some much needed sunshine and we should be able to see gardens full of colour and beauty.

June plants

  • Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer’
  • Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony
  • Astrantia
  • London Pride (Saxifraga x urbium)
  • Silene fimbriata

(all available at Palmers)

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Palmers Garden Centre - Leicestershire’s Best Garden Centre
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General Maintenance

  • keep those pesky weeds at bay. Try hoeing them on warm days and leaving them on the surface to wither in the sunshine
  • still keep an eye on any really tender plants at night time, just in case the frost rears it’s ugly head again
  • keep your garden well watered, particularly if it’s hot. Why not try a bit of recycling and collect your rain water to reuse.

Flowers and Plants

  • deadhead your flowers. Your flowers will thrive more if you remove any old spent flower heads
  • plant out your summer bedding – a full variety available now at Palmers
  • give your hanging baskets, pots and containers a feed every now and then
  • cut back tender shrubs like penstemons, once the frost has disappeared
  • towards the end of the month you need to prune your flowering shrubs, cutting out the oldest bits of wood right down to the base
  • keep your Roses healthy by treating with a fungicide spray to clear off black spot and mildew. Try and do this in the evening to prevent harm to our much needed bees
  • erect supports for herbaceous plants, like your Peonies and Delphiniums, this should help prevent collapse
  • tie in sweet peas using a soft twine
  • plant up tubs and containers to add instant colour to your garden
  • thin your annuals fortnightly to prevent them becoming spindly

Lawns

  • feed your lawns with a high nitrogen fertiliser
  • MOW! Try to mow your lawn weekly, this should help it to stay healthier
  • water your lawn to prevent it drying out in the hot weather

Fruit

Those delicious strawberries should be showing now, a sign that summer is truly on it’s way.

  • add straw around the strawberries to keep the fruit away from the soil
  • keep all your fruit watered well and keep away weeds
  • protect your fruit trees and bushes with netting else the birds might eat them all

Vegetables

  • vegetable seeds can still be sown this month, we have a full variety available at Palmers
  • plant out your brussels, cabbages and broccoli
  • plant out your tomato plants, again we have a full variety available at Palmers. Be sure to use canes for support
  • earth up your potatoes to prevent sunlight getting to the tubers turning them green

Don’t Forget The Birds

  • keep supplying them with fresh food and water
  • we have a full range of seed and feeders available at Palmers…a great gift for Father’s Day
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Garden Pests

  • Protect your new shoots from slugs. Try using egg shells, or some slug pellets

Enjoy your garden and make the most of the sunshine!

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June Jobs Checklist

  • Hoe weeds on hot days
  • Water pots & hanging baskets regularly
  • Dead head your flowers
  • Plant out summer bedding plants
  • Feed planters & hanging baskets fortnightly
  • Prune flowering shrubs
  • Erect supports for herbaceous plants
  • Feed lawn with high nitrogen fertiliser
  • Add straw around base of strawberry plants
  • Plant out tomato plants
  • Earth up potatoes
  • Hunt for slugs and snails after dark!

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