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Head Gardener's tips for June

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  • Once your hanging baskets and containers are planted up, the feed in the compost will often be used up within weeks. Get into a routine of feeding your containers with tomato food once a week and deadhead regularly to achieve a stunning display for the summer.
  • As tedious as it can be at this time of year when there is so much to do in the garden, make time for weeding.  If you can keep your borders clean of annual weeds now, they do not establish and your plants soon smother them.  You can then spend time enjoying your garden.
  • Continue to stake your perennials to keep them looking their best.  It is very difficult to prop up a plant that has fallen over and make it look presentable – catch it early to give the best display.
  • Having planted out lots of bedding plants and vegetables, you will be watering them quite often. Moist ground at night is ideal for slugs and snails to have a ball! Keep your slug prevention up until the plants are established. You can use organic, pet safe pellets – you do not need to use a great quantity.  Just put 5 pellets under a roofing tile with a stone propping up one end to entice the slugs in there during the day and keep the pellets away from birds, children and pets.
  • Avoid watering your tomatoes after 3pm.  If the foliage is wet in the evening when the temperature drops, this gives the perfect conditions for blight. Water well in the morning to allow the water time to be used by the plants so that they go into the cooler evening with a drier atmosphere.