Tips for July 2019

June 26, 2019 9:20 am Published by

Summer prune Wisteria cutting back long whippy shoots to five or six buds from main stem.

Lift spring planted garlic bulbs promptly once foliage yellows. Dry in a single layer outside in sunshine, under glass or well ventilated shed.

Prune cherries or plums after fruiting. Remove weak, damaged and crossing branches.

Prune early flowering shrubs such as Weigla and Philadelphus once they finish.

Lift and divide Bearded Iris. Retain young pieces bearing leaves. Trim foliage to 6″. Do not cover rhizomes.

To encourage more blooms on repeat flowering roses, prune off faded heads regularly. Leave roses that only flower once unpruned for colourful rose hips later.

Pinch out the growing points of runner beans, when they reach the top of the support system.

Take semi-ripe cuttings Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme and Sage.

Lift first early potatoes and later in the month second earlies when flowers appear..