Summer is a time to enjoy the preparation and planning in Spring. Longer Days and warmer nights are a luxury we hope for. The words that come to mind are solar, fans and relax.
Security lighting (if going away)
Fire extinguishers - you never know!
|School Summer Holidays Start
|Late Summer Bank Holiday
Tips for the month of June
Tips for the month of July
Tips for the month of August
Tie in a train shoots of clematis, roses and other climbers as they grow.
Regularly water plants in pots, baskets and growbags. Feed once a week.
Check plants for signs of pest attack, and treat as necessary.
Dig out dandelions, daisies, plantains and other weeds from your lawn.
Prune early summer-flowering shrubs, like philadelphus, after flowering.
Cut back faded flower spikes on lupins and delphiniums.
Lift and divide clumps of beared iris immediately after flowering.
Scoop floating week regularly from ponds with a small net.
Take cuttings of fuchsias, geraniums and marguerites.
Train wisteria to supports, but prune back long wispy side shoots.
Give hedges an annual trim once all birds have finished nesting.
Plant prepared hyacinth bulbs for indoor flowers at Christmas.
Cut back rambling roses and regularly deadhead others.
Prune apple, plum and other fruit trees by shortening new growth.