● Sow salad and quick-
● Prune spring-
● Move your spring bulbs to make room for bedding plants. Place the bulbs in a temporary plot and let them die back naturally. After flowering , spring bulbs carry on growing for up to 8 weeks.
● Put houseplants out in the garden for their “summer holiday”. Remember to take them back in during September before any frosts. Cymbidiums and citrus in particular benefit from the extra light and humidity outside.
● Mow the lawn more often now, usually at least once a week and reduce the cutting height if the weather is not too hot.
● After the June drop of apple trees, if the apples still look too crowded thin them out to give better sized fruits that will ripen all the way round.
● Keep hostas and other tender plants safe from slugs. You can get a slug killer that is not harmful to wildlife snails such as Grazers New G2 Slugs & Snails Formula or you can use beer traps, crushed egg shells or used coffee grounds.
● Runner beans may need a bit of help to start climbing. Just twist them around the poles to get them started. Provide twigs and sticks for peas to hold onto. Tie in any other plants that need supporting, such as Tomatoes.
● Keep a close eye on your Roses for insects and disease. If there are any signs of your roses being attacked then take action now by treating them with a systemic insecticide/fungicide such as Rose Clear Ultra.
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