Garden Tasks For June
Plant out annual summer bedding and patio plants.
Plant up containers, hanging baskets and planters.
Thin out drifts of hardy annuals if they're overcrowded if you have sown them direct. Also still time to direct sow annuals from flowering in late summer.
Lift and divide overcrowded clumps off spring bulbs when the leaves have yellowed.
Remember if your planting new shrubs or perennials now to keep them well watered.
Now is the time to start sowing biennials for next year. Wallflowers , bellis , foxglove hollyhock and others can be sown now.
Pinch out the growing tips on hanging baskets plants and trim off any leggy or misshapen bits to encourage bushy growth.
As soon as your sweet peas start to flower, keep picking them to encourage more blooms.
Dead-head your roses if they are repeat-flowering types. Otherwise leave the seed heads on for decoration.
Dead-head and cut back oriental poppies after flowering. Cutting them close to ground level will stimulate new foliage and some flowers later in the season.
Put stakes in place for tall or floppy perennial plants to prevent wind damage later.
As new shoots grow, tie in and train climbing plants such as honeysuckle and clematis to their supports.
Use Soft-Tie Wrap for a secure tie.
Pinch out any side shoots from your tomato plants and feed once the first truss is setting fruit. You can pot up the side-shoots to create new tomato plants.
Continue to earth up potato plants as they grow. If you're growing potatoes in bags simply add more compost to half way up the plant stem.
Harvest early potatoes - these are normally ready from 10 weeks after planting.
Look out for onion and garlic leaves yellowing and dying back - this means they are ready to harvest!
Plant out tender vegetables such as courgettes, squash, tomatoes and sweet corn .
When planting out cabbages, cauliflower , broccoli , use cabbage collars to prevent cabbage root fly attack.
There is still time to plant runner beans - sow them directly in the ground now.
Protect crops from carrot fly by covering with horticultural fleece or enviromesh.
Fruit trees will naturally shed some fruit but you should aim to thin out congested branches further for bigger and better fruits.
Open vents and doors on warm days in the greenhouse.
Tomato plants need to be watered every day maybe twice a day if we get very sunny weather .
Feed tomato and cucumber plants every week. Chempak Tomato will ensure a bumper crop
Rmoving blanketweed from your pond will to allow the plants and fish room to breathe.
Use Pond Clear Link which is safe and easy to give a clear pond effectively.