TAH – June Gardening Jobs

It’s June which means, in Ireland at least there is a hope for some weltering sunshine! While this is good news for us in the garden, our plants need the attention too.

Here are some flower jobs to keep you going this month!

  • Plant out annual summer bedding plants now the risk of frost has passed. Keep an eye in your local garden centre for their weekend deals.
  • Plant up containers, hanging baskets and planters now the risk of frost has passed. If you have them growing on in a greenhouse move them outside to their final position.
  • Continue to thin out drifts of hardy annuals if they’re overcrowded.
  • Lift and divide clumps of snowdrops and bluebells once the leaves start to yellow.
  • Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of bulbs.
  • Keep newly planted trees and shrubs well watered whilst they establish.
  • It’s not too late to sow seeds of annual plants – for a full list of annuals that you can still sow now see our what to sow and grow page.
  • Now there is space on windowsills again, think about sowing biennials for next year.
  • As soon as your sweet peas start to flower, keep picking them to encourage more blooms.
  • Dead-head your roses if they are repeat-flowering types. Otherwise leave the seed heads on for decoration.
  • Dead-head and cut back oriental poppies after flowering. Cutting them close to ground level will stimulate new foliage.
  • Towards the end of June, if your hardy Geraniums have finished flowering cut them back to encourage new foliage and flowers.
  • Cut back bulb foliage as soon as it has died down naturally.
  • Stake tall or floppy perennial plants to prevent wind damage – Particularly Peonies!
  • As new shoots grow, tie in and train climbing plants such as honeysuckle and clematis to their supports. Use Soft-Tie Wrap for a secure tie.
  • Harvest flower heads from your lavender plants to use in baking or as a garnish to your meals!
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