What to do in the Garden in July

What to do in the Garden in July

At the end of every month we like to go through what you can do in the garden in the following month. With June coming to an end, it’s time to get ready for July so here is our rundown of a few things you can do in your garden next month.

Bugs & insects

Slugs are nasty creatures which attack your younger plants. Using products like “nemaslug” will get rid of the slugs and will therefore protect your plants.

If you notice that your plants are wilting for no obvious reason then check for vine weevils. This can be done by taking your plants out of their pots and then checking for the vine weevils which are yellow and loosely resemble a c shape. If you do see vine weevils then use nematodes to get rid of them.

Garden ornaments / furniture

With the hot weather that July brings it’s essential that you keep any bird baths you may have topped up.

A similar message goes to your containers & hanging baskets as they need to be watered during the hot weather. You should continue to do this every two to four weeks.

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.

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