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June Jobs

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Our full guide to all of the jobs to do in the garden in June
What to do in the garden in June
Welcome to summer, when all of your hard work in the garden starts to pay off, and you can enjoy the work put in over the previous months. 

Now that summer has finally arrived, we can expect much warmer temperatures and long sunny days. Some days can easily reach over 25°C, so shading and watering young plants regularly on hot days is essential. 

Your garden will now be a crescendo of colour, so much of the work you'll be doing is maintaining your plants, including weeding, mulching, watering, keeping an eye out for pests and deadheading - keeping on top of these jobs are vital if you want to have healthy, continuous blooms throughout the summer and well into the autumn season. 

Don't forget to sit and enjoy your garden during the summer, too - gardening shouldn't be all about working hard. Why not enjoy your garden with a cup of tea on the patio in the morning or an evening meal as the sun sets; sit back, relax and admire the work you put in all those months before.

Read on for the complete guide to what to do in the garden this month.

Ornamental Garden:

  • Lightly trim box balls.
  • Deadheading – salvia’s as the flower heads go over, penstemons, roses etc.
  • Consider spraying any plants infected with aphids or black fly with SB Plant Invigorator.
  • Keep on top of weeding.
  • Prune early flowering clematis.
  • Cut back foliage of tulips.
  • Trim other shrubs to shape as necessary.
  • Plant warm-season grasses such as penisetum and panicum.
  • Treat bindweed/ground elder and other invasive weeds growing among other plants by applying a glyphosate-based weed killer to their leaves.
  • Prune ornamental cherries after their flowers have faded.
  • There is still time to sow quick germinating annuals such as cosmos.
  • Sow winter bedding such as violas etc.
  • Cut back oriental poppies/pulmonaria etc after they have flowered. Remove all leaf as well to allow for fresh leaves to sprout.
  • Fill in any gaps in beds or borders with some hardy annuals.
  • Keep on top of deadheading.
  • Remove reverted shoots from variegated shrubs etc.

Vegetable Garden:
  • Direct sow carrots for autumn and winter harvest.
  • Sow Florence fennel and chicory.  
  • Plant out leeks once they are pencil thick.
  • Mulch strawberries with matting or straw.
  • Water potatoes for good-sized tubers.
  • Feed tomatoes regularly.

Other Jobs Around The Garden:

  • Keep on top of established lawn by mowing, feeding and weeding regularly.
  • Plant hanging baskets.
  • Ventilate greenhouses.
  • Keep on top of weeding by regularly hoeing ground.
  • Make sure to keep watering plants thoroughly during warm weather spells.

Top products for June Gardening

Melcourt Sylvagrow Multipurpose

Sylvagrow is a unique blend of fine bark, wood fibre and coir plus sterilised loam and sand. It contains balanced nutrients sufficient for the first 4–6 weeks of growth. Sylvagrow does not contain peat or green waste compost.

Strulch Straw Mulch

Strulch is manufactured in Britain, entirely from locally sourced quality wheat straw with added iron minerals. For use on borders, raised beds, around cultivated fruit and on vegetable plots. 


Melcourt Pine Mini Chips

A neat, small chip, high-performance mulch, from Melcourt's ‘deluxe’ range, suitable for a wide range of mulching applications, particularly on beds and borders, tubs, pots, window boxes and roof gardens.

Duck Egg

These beautiful pebbles are a smooth rounded shape comprising of pastel shades of beige, brown, buff and pink, which deepen in colour when wet. Perfect for all decorative garden projects.


Helix Planter - Tall Round

This Helix planter with its unique modern design, would be a stylish addition to your garden, balcony or indoor space, ideal for your small shrubs and plants. Made from recycled heavy-duty polypropylene, it is robust and durable.

Mod Flora

The Mod Flora planter has a classic pattern and a unique and lovely hand painted finish in a powdered foggy grey effect, this 45cm planter is part of the Mod Flora range which boasts various sizes and shapes to match.
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