Seasonal Tips for June

  • Support taller herbaceous plants with plant rings and supports.
 
  • It is not too late to direct sow a few fast growing, hardy annuals such as Calendula, Godetia and Clarkia.
 
  • Direct sow runner beans, French beans and sweet corn for a bumper crop.
 
  • Trim box hedging. Avoid wet days and remove clippings to minimise the risk of box blight.
 
  • Sow winter flowering pansies and ornamental cabbage for late colour, along with wallflowers for spring flowering.
 
  • Hang yellow sticky traps to control insect pests in the greenhouse.
 
  • Start watering fruiting plants with Tomorite for a bumper crop.
 
  • Tackle bindweed now with Roundup weedkiller gel.
 
  • Fit shading in your greenhouse or spray with Greenhouse Shading.
 
  • Check roses early on for blackspot, aphids and leaf-rolling sawfly. Apply Roseclear. Red lily beetle and sawfly are now active and can be controlled with BugClear Ultra for flowers, fruit and veg. Vine weevil is a serious pest in containers and will also start to become active this month.