More garden jobs for June

More garden jobs for June

We have already done our blog on ‘What To Do In The Garden‘ for June however, with it being the summer, there is so much to do that can’t be compressed into one post. So we have decided to write up another blog on what more you can do in the garden in June with these Gardening Tips UK:

Prune deciduous magnolias once the plant is in full leaf. If this is done in winter, when the tree is dormant, dieback can occur, and pruning in late winter or spring can result in bleeding. Midsummer, is therefore, recommended.

Thin out new shoots on trees and shrubs that should have been pruned in winter to stimulate growth. Remove crossing stems and prevent overcrowding of new growth.

Prune flowering shrubs such as Deutzia, Kolkwitzia,Weigela and Philadelphus after they have finished flowering. If this job is left too late, the new growth put on after pruning may not have sufficient ripening time to flower well next year.

Prune overcrowded, dead or diseased stems of Clematis montana once it has finished flowering. Untangling the stems can be fiddly, but once you can see where you are cutting, you need not worry about pruning this plant – it will take even hard cutting back very well.

What to do in the garden in June

With June around the corner we need to think about preparing for the summer, so here at Leaf matters we have assembled a few things of What To Do In The Garden next month with our Gardening Tips UK.

In June, the risk of frost appearing in your garden has gone. Without the frost you will be free to plant your annual summer bedding and plant up containers, hanging baskets, if you have them growing in a greenhouse move them outside to their final position.

If any of your hanging basket plants have become misshapen or doesn’t look right, then trimming the excess off would most likely do the trick, this encourages a bushy growth for the summer.

Earlier this month, we mentioned about hardy annuals and that they have to be sown directly into their flowering positions at this time of year. This will need to be continued as we go into June.

What about the greenhouse?

There are also things you can do in your greenhouse, especially when it comes to June. When it comes to the dry and warm days you should open vents and doors, on a daily basis you should check the plants and water them if the soil is dry.

Tree Preservation Orders

Tree Preservation Order or TPO is a part of town and country planning in the United Kingdom. A TPO is made by a Local Planning Authority (usually a local council) to protect specific trees or a particular area, group or woodland from harm.

This includes cutting down, topping, lopping, uprooting and the willful damage / destruction of trees. The only exception for doing any of these is if there is the authority’s written consents involved.

What are the Tree Owner’s Rights And Responsibilities?

Owners of the Protected Trees cannot carry out, cause or permit the carrying out of these banned activities, unless they have written consent from the local authority. On the other hand those owners who don’t have protected trees, they are responsible for maintaining the tree(s) without any rules saying how often or to what standard the maintenance needs to be.

They can be made very quickly and in practice it is normal for a council to make an emergency TPO in less than a day in cases of immediate danger to trees.

Arboricultural advice from a professional contractors, such ourselves here at Leaf Matters, will help to inform tree owners of their responsibilities and the options available to them.

Why not give us a call on 01732 451 351

What can I do for my dying tree?

You may have looked at your tree and wondered if everything was healthy. Perhaps it’s not looking quite as it was, you can see bark coming away from the trunk of the tree, or you can see other signs that it’s not as full of vitality as it was last year. Any of these can indicate that your tree is either very unwell, or dying.

Trees do actually have a lifespan, much like any plant. Some trees are meant to be with us for decades, while some will survive for centuries. Ornamentals will live no more than 20 years, pines and oaks for a few centuries, and sequoias and firs can actually keep going for a couple of millennia, so it really does depend on the type of tree. Much like humans, if your tree is suffering from old age, there’s not a lot you can do.

Your tree may also be unwell. Trees can be attacked by illnesses as a result of bacteria, fungi, or parasitic invaders. A disease or insect which affects one type of tree may have no impact on another species. However, in many cases, diseases and invaders are curable if treated by an arborist in time. It may cost money, but if you think about the time and money it will cost to replace a magnificent, mature tree, it’s a small price to pay for its life.

What to do in the garden in May

As we go into May we need to think about preparing for the summer, so here at Leaf matters we have assembled a few things of What To Do In The Garden this month.

To begin our Gardening Tips, we are going going to discuss Penstemons. They are a traditional favourite for cottage garden borders however, if you own Penstemons you should be starting to prune them now. To begin with, cut back the old shoots to the base of the plant but only if there is new growth at the bottom of the plant. If there is no new growth then cut just above the lowest shoots.

For your plants in containers you will need to feed them a balanced liquid feed to help them grow healthy. This should be done every two to four weeks for them to grow efficiently.

Hardy annuals can be sown directly into their flowering positions at this time of year; they also need to be thinned out. Half hardy plants need to be hardened off by leaving them outside during the day however; they need to be covered up at night. This process should be repeated for up to 10 days before they can planted outdoors.

Based in Sevenoaks we can provide tree surgery services across Kent and these areas

We accept tree surgery enquiries from all these areas

Leaf Matters Professional Tree Surgery Ltd are tree surgeons in Sevenoaks offering tree felling, tree clearing, hedge maintenance, pruning and reducing. We are available for tree planting and advice on tree ecology as well as emergency tree work. Based in Sevenoaks we are happy to offer our tree surgery services all around the Sevenoaks area.

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