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Install a water butt
If you haven't already then install a water butt to make the most of the water that we do get during these dry months.
Don't let birds steal the fruits of your labour
Net cherries and other soft fruits to protect them from birds or install a crop cage. We have a variety of solutions available in the garden centre.
Keeping the garden tidy
Plants that have finished flowering can be cut back to keep the garden tidy. Many plants will provide a second flush of flowers in abundance if cut back now, hardy geraniums and salvia to name a couple.
There's no better time to buy a rose. We have a super selection available; if you need advice just ask.
Keep on top of weeding
Keep on top of weeds driveways, patios etc.
Keep mowing grass (at least once a week) and rake out any dead brown grass. Now's a good time to give your lawn a summer feed, especially if it will be the first of this year. This will ensure that your lawn remains in 'tip top' condition throughout the rest of the season.
Keep on top of watering
Make sure you water everything thoroughly at least twice a week. Containers and hanging baskets should be watered every day, twice a day when the weather is hot and windy.
Encourage Beneficial Insects
Encourage beneficial insects by installing a bug box. We have an extensive selection available now in the Garden Centre.
Ensure your greenhouse has good ventilation, consider using blinds as a shield if your greenhouse is getting too hot.
Growing broad beans?
Pinch out the top of broad beans to discourage blackfly
Discourage red spider mites
Damp down greenhouses to prevent red spider mites.
Remove unwanted strawberry runners
Grow new plants from strawberry runners and remove the unwanted runners so that plants maintain their strength