July

July can be a scorching hot month but in many parts of the country the first week or two of this summer month are the gardener's last chance to plant colourful blooms for this year and get a start on colour for next year.

Provided you are willing to water your work daily, there's no reason to stop planting.  A time to really enjoy your garden!

Handy Gardening Tips:

  • Deadhead flowers as they fade to ensure more flowers
  • Put saucers under planted containers to conserve water
  • Fill any gaps in your pots and borders with new patio plants for instant colour
  • Water and feed container plants as required
  • Use water wisely and check local drought status
  • Keep greenhouses ventilated and ensure plants don’t dry out
  • Check for red spider mite in greenhouses in summer heat.
  • Lift new potatoes and onions
  • Water and feed vegetables regularly

Handy Tips for the lawn in July:

  • Apply a fungicide to the lawn to control turf diseases such as brown patch, dollar spot and others.
  • Fertilize zoysia lawns now with a 26-4-12 weighted lawn fertilizer.
  • If needed, apply a weed control to the lawn to kill actively growing weeds. Use Dragon Lawn Weed Killer or Ortho Weed B Gone.
  • Water regularly at dusk
  • Cut once a week as the sun starts to set or later if possible
  • Remove grass collection box from mower – offcuts will help provide moisture
 Plants at their best in July... We recommend Sowing in July... It's a great time to Harvest... It's a good time to Harvest...
Yarrow
Sneezewort
Clematis
Comtesse De Bouchard
Cosmos
Crocosmia Lucifer
Delphinium
Goats Rue
Globe Thistle
Golden Hop
Hollyhock
Rose Constance Spry
Perennials
Day Lillie’s
Black Eyed Susans
Daisies
Veronica Speedwell
Phlox
Geraniums
Coreopsis
Alliums
Cannas
Dahlias
Gladiolus
Lilies
Begonias
Campanula
Cleome
Coleus
Gazanius
Impatiens
Lantana
Cobelia
Marigolds
Petunias
Salvia
Verbena

Beetroots
Cabbages
Celeriac & Kohl Rabi
Chard
Courgettes, Marrows & Squashes
Fennel
Lettuces
Peas, Mange touts & Sugar Snaps
Salad Leaves
Spinach
Turnips & Swedes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broccoli & Calabrese
Cabbages
Cauliflowers
Leeks
Lettuces
Salad Leaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aubergines, Peppers & Chillies
Beetroots
Broad Beans
Broccoli & Calabrese
Cabbages
Carrots
Cauliflowers
Celeriac & Kohl Rabi
Celery
Chard
Courgettes, Marrows & Squashes
Cucumbers
Fennel
French Beans
Garlic
Lettuces
Onions & Shallots
Peas, Mange touts & Sugar Snaps
Potatoes
Runner Beans
Salad Leaves
Spinach
Sweet corn
Turnips and Swedes
Corn